Sustainable Move Out

What Can be Donated or Recycled?

Donations

  • Futons, furniture, and rugs in good condition
  • Books
  • School supplies
  • Nonperishable food
  • General (clothes, shoes, housewares)
  • Pillows
  • Microwaves
  • Working electronics

Recycling

  • Plastic bags
  • Metal
  • Broken electronics
  • Broken wood or metal futons
  • Unwanted carpet, pillows & mattress toppers
  • Recycling (cans, glass, mixed paper, cardboard, & plastic containers #1-7)

Impact

In 2023, 207 volunteers worked to divert over 150,146 pounds of material from the landfill! Of those 207 volunteers, over 90% were students. UW–Madison students and staff are dedicated to living sustainably!

Badgers Live Sustainably 207 Volunteers 21+ Campus & Community Partners 413 Hours _ Donations: 800 Ibs of electronic waste 84,110 lbs of donations 15,000 Ibs of carpet 253 microwaves 116 futons 3,611 Ibs of Food 1160 lbs of metal 32.500+ lbs of Single-Stream Recycling 150,146 lbs of material kept out of landfill!

Spring 2024 Resident Move-Out Locations

Lakeshore: Dejope, Holt, Leopold, Tripp Circle, Waters

Southeast: Chadbourne, Lowell, Ogg, Sellery, Smith, Witte