Be a Move Out Recycling Volunteer

Spring Move-Out Recycling Volunteer

Help Housing Residents and Families Repurpose Waste During Move Out!

Why should you help?

Each year University Housing assists students and their families in donating or recycling their extra belongings during resident move out by partnering with UW-Madison students, staff, and several campus and community organizations. In 2023, Housing partnered with organizations to divert over 150,000 pounds of material from the landfill. With your help we can reduce the amount of items that get thrown away, and instead recycle or donate them to those in need! Please join us this year in supporting the campus and larger Madison community by signing-up to staff a recycling site!

What will you do?

  • Staff a recycling site for a two hour shift at a location that is convenient for you
  • Assist with sorting items at each location: donations, metal, carpet, electronics, futons
  • De-construct unusable futons
  • Organize donation containers
  • Answer questions, study, read, or relax – shift traffic is unpredictable, so be prepared for busy or slow times

How can you sign-up?

Signing-up is easy. You will receive confirmation of your shifts and a recycling guide for your site via e-mail.

Sign Up Here

Reach out to with any questions.