Beginning May 21: UDon't Need It?
University, city join forces for sixth annual UDon't Need It? move out program
7:57 a.m., May 21, 2012--The University of Delaware and the city of Newark have joined forces to offer the sixth annual UDon’t Need It? student move out program beginning Monday, May 21, on Paper Mill Road at the former Curtis Paper Mill site.
UD's Deb Hoff McCredie said that “while the program was originally developed to take control of the overwhelming amount of household goods disposed of each spring by departing University students, it has matured into a charitable event as well. A large amount of the captured furnishings and home goods are put into the hands of people who need them.”
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The program will start accepting student deliveries on May 21 and sales of items that remain after the program fills the many needs of local charities are slated to begin on Tuesday, May 29.
Project co-coordinator, interim city manager Carol Houck said, “We’ve been very successful at reducing the amount of re-usable items that end up in the landfill and with our work with the charitable organizations. The sale of items to the general public was an offshoot of the program’s success and is greatly enjoyed by our ommunity. Funds raised have been used to help fund the program the following year.”
Partnering and supporting organizations include the Food Bank of Delaware, Better World Books, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, and Clean Harbors.
Details about the program including hours of operation are available on the city of Newark’s website.