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Students on the move donate stuff

Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Tai Moses

UT students moving at the end of the semester tend to have a lot of stuff to get rid of, and a lot of it ends up in the trash. That’s how Austin Resource Recovery and the UT Office of Sustainability came up with the idea for MoveOutATX, an annual donation event where students “can drop off their unwanted furniture, household appliances and other gently used items” at six drop-off stations throughout West Campus. Not only does the program keep reusable materials out of the landfill, ARR says it “provides a solution to problems caused by stacking furniture and household things in alleyways, backstreets and parking lots.” Maddie Morgan, ARR conservation program coordinator, said, “In 2019, MoveOutATX collected $190,000 estimated value of recovered material for local reuse organizations participating in the program.” MoveOutATX has one more weekend to go: July 29-31, noon-7 p.m. Here’s a map of the drop-off station locations. Not sure your stuff is eligible? Check out this list of items that can be donated.

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