American Studies

Waste Not Tag Sale

Waste Not is an annual tag sale held move-in weekend that is run by Sustainability Interns and student volunteers.  In May, Sustainability Interns place donation bins in centralized locations for you to get rid of your reusable stuff.  Everything collected at the end of the spring semester is either donated or sold to students to help you to have an awesome space!  It is run and maintained entirely through the commitment of the Wesleyan community, and truly exemplifies the incredible power in reusing.  For information about the spring collection, click here.

Sale Locations

Waste Not Tag Sale Map

Items for sale

  • Furniture (couches, loveseats, futons, dressers, desks, chairs, bookshelves)
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Lamps (desk and table)
  • Electronics (TVs, speakers, printers, computers, phones, etc.)
  • Appliances (coffee pots, fans, electric kettles, etc.)
  • Hangers
  • Bathroom items (shower caddies)
  • Kitchen items (dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, baking sheets, cups and mugs, water bottles)
  •  Alarm clocks
  • Books (including textbooks and course packs)
  • School supplies (notebooks, binders, pens, rulers, art supplies, paper) 
  • Decorations (mirrors, rugs, posters, wall hangings, knick knacks)

From 2009-2012, Waste Not has raised $13,000 for local charities and environmentally-based projects, as well as funding for Wesleyan sustainability programming.  In 2012, donations supported City Harvest and Macdonough Family Resource Center.