Selling or recycling your belongings

Halls Reuse:  A very clever project!

The student reuse project is all about getting rid of unwanted items whilst benefitting others who need them. We are looking to save as many of these items from landfill by taking them off your hands and donating them to local charities. The scheme was recognised by the National Recycling Awards as being “A very clever project”.

Every student in University Halls of Residence generates between 10-20 kg of reusable items per year, including stationery, kitchen appliances, books, clothes and bedding. Often these things are thrown away at the end of term, although many are in very good condition.

Exeter Students have already donated a large amount of unwanted items that have been taken and re-used by other students during the first Give and Take day. Over the summer we are continuing to collect any unwanted items you have ranging from shoes, and books to kitchenware, CDs and toiletries. Basically anything!

The items can be donated to halls of residences and the large container situated outside Cornwall House until the 4th August 2009. All the items, after being recorded, sorted and bagged are then distributed to local charities such as MIND, ELF, Devon Air Ambulance and Southwest Children’s Hospice Southwest.

So, please have a rummage and help us beat last years target of 3.5 tonnes, by donating those unwanted items!

For more information, contact the Reuse Project Manager Amy Mountstephens.

Selling your belongings

You may want to try to sell any belongings that you do not wish to take home or recycle. Why not put an advert on the Student Noticeboard. Just log on with your Exeter username and place an advert. Be realistic about the price and the time of year you put your advert on!