Between finals, saying goodbye to friends, and figuring out summer plans, packing might not be the first thing on your priority list. At Tufts, Move Out is designed to simplify the process and make it easy for you to reduce your waste. Move Out Stations will be available across campus so you can store, ship, donate, and recycle your waste instead of sending it all to the landfill.
Get caught donating your things at a Move Out station near you for a chance to win prizes!
Move Out 2020
The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the FIRST Center and Tufts Food Rescue, is collecting donations of select items to divert from the landfill during Move Out and provide them to Tufts students who need them.*
There will be two donation stations:
Downhill (Haskell Hall on Latin Way)
Uphill (Carmichael Hall Parking Lot)
Donation stations will be located next to the UPS storage/shipping spots and will have the same hours:
Thursday, March 12 from 2 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 from 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. (each day)
Monday, March 16 from 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.
*If someone needs to donate at night when there is no one staffing the donation stations, there will be a U-Box at both stations to place the items in.
Here is a list of items we plan to collect as donations at these stations (please don’t donate anything if sick):
Clothing (winter only)
Large hard plastics, including storage containers and fans
We will have additional collection bins at these stations for recycling the following:
Plastic film, including grocery bags, air pillows, bubble wrap, and produce bags
Students will be allowed to leave two types of donations in their residence hall rooms. Aside from these items, everything else must be removed from the residence halls:
Clothing donations (including belts, shoes, rags), located inside provided blue bags
Personal mini-fridges, labeled as donations
There will be large open top trash dumpsters placed at the following locations: SoGo, Harleston, Latin Way, Miller, Carm, Hillside, and Bush.
Black, blue, and clear trash bags will be available to students in the lobbies:
Use the black bags for trash and take them out to the open top dumpsters that have been placed near the dorms.
If needed, use clear bags for recycling and take them out to the adjacent recycling dumpsters (please empty recyclables into recycling dumpsters and put the empty clear bag into the trash)
Use blue bags for clothing donations (excluding winter clothes and sheets), to be left in room
*NOTE: This plan as well as the list of items we are accepting is subject to change dependent upon the labor and infrastructure that we are able to organize last-second. We will keep students updated with any changes.