Newark and University of Delaware lighten the load for departing students

The environment – and local charities – will benefit from the “U Don’t Need It” student move-out program, which begins today.

Students who are graduating from the University of Delaware or moving out for the summer are invited to drop off unwanted furnishings and household goods starting today at the former Curtis Paper Mill site on Paper Mill Road.  Over six years, the program has evolved from a recycling program into a charitable effort as well.  “A large amount of the captured furnishings and home goods are put into the hands of people who need them,” said Assistant University Secretary Deb McCredie.  Items also will be available for sale beginning Tuesday, May 29th.  Funds from sales to the public pay for the costs of the program in the following year.  Partners and participating organizations include Food Bank of Delaware, Better World Books, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority and Clean Harbors.  For hours are more details, visit www.cityofnewarkde.us. 

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