Move-In and Move-Out Recycling Drives
The move-in recycling drive takes place in several locations near the residence halls during move-in weekend, so items such as cardboard and polystyrene (styrofoam) can be recycled. In 2010, the two day drive achieved a 61% recycling rate (by volume) and collected approximately 11,000 pounds of cardboard.
Program details are available on the move-in recycling webpage.
Move-out - Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning is a program that has the goal of collecting unwanted but reusable items to be donated to different organizations. Spring Cleaning takes place in the residence halls during the week before the halls close for the year, so students - as they prepare to move out - may identify clothing, electronics, and other items that they no longer need or want and turn them in so they will continue to be used by others. In 2011, a total of 10,740 pounds of materials were donated by students and then given to local organizations. The Food Bank of Yolo County received 2,411 pounds of non-perishables and Goodwill received 8,329 pounds of clothing, linens, electronics and other items.
Program details are available on the Spring Cleaning webpage.