Housing Spring Sweep

The University Housing Sustainability Committee is pleased to invite all Housing staff to participate in the 2024 Spring Sweep! The goal is to elevate Housing’s Stewardship core value through a free exchange of surplus or unwanted items between Housing departments before sending them to SWAP. Here’s how it works:

Step One

Clear out office spaces and supply rooms/closets of surplus or unwanted Housing-owned items. Check with your supervisor and colleagues in your area first to make sure there is not an existing need for that item in your shared space.

Accepted Materials

  • Office supplies
  • Electronics
  • Small appliances
  • Party & event supplies

Unaccepted Materials

  • Non-University Housing property
  • Large items like furniture, filing cabinets, tables, etc.
  • Broken items
  • Paints, paint removers, or other chemicals
  • Liquids, powders, or aerosol sprays
  • Equipment that contains mercury
  • Mattresses
  • Sharps & hazards

Step Two

Drop off these items at one of the drop-off sites across campus between March 21-April 3. Each drop-off site will have labeled red carts where items can be placed.

  • Ogg loading dock
  • Frank Holt Center loading dock

Step Three

Stop by the free exchange events on April 4–5 (9am-3pm in the Frank Holt Center Program Room) to pick up any items your office area may be in need of! Items at Spring Sweep are exclusively for departmental use, only to be used at work. Any claimed items must be picked up on the same day — we cannot offer holds.

Feel free to reach out to sustainability@housing.wisc.edu with any questions!