Waste Not Spring Collection

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 fall sale, click here.

What can I donate?

  • Clothing, shoes, and hangers
  • Bedding (pillows, sheets, towels, pillowcases, egg crates)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • Food (opened or unopened, no perishable items)
  • Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, Swiffers, brooms, vacuums, etc.)

Where and when can I donate?

Monday, April 24 - Monday, May 15, 2016: Indoor Goodwill donation bins will be available in Bennet, Fauver, Butts A/B/C, Clark, Nics, Hewitt, WestCo, and Hi Rise.  Bins will be in lounges or laundry rooms.

Indoor Locations: 

  • Hi Rise laundry room
  • Butterfield A lounge
  • Butterfield B lounge
  • Butterfield C lounge
  • WestCo 3 lounge
  • Nics 5 lounge
  • Hewitt 9 lounge
  • Bennet lounge near staircase
  • Fauver downstairs lounge
  • Clark lounge

Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 19: Donate small items at Goodwill bins (locations on the map below and in Google Drive).  Dumpsters and recycling bins will be present at these locations. Bring larger items to the Waste Not collection garages behind 44 Brainerd Ave.

Saturday, May 20: Move-out day.  Waste Not volunteers will be stopping at all Goodwill bins for larger donations.  Waste Not garages at 44 Brainerd and 58 Fountain will be open all day.

Sunday, May 21 - Friday, May 26: Donate small items at Goodwill bins, and bring larger items to 44 Brainerd garage (leave under the overhang if no one is there).

Saturday May 27 and Sunday, May 28: Volunteers will be accepting donations from 3-5 PM each day at the 44 Brainerd and 58 Fountain garages.  Early donations are much appreciated!

Monday, May 29: Senior move-out.  Waste Not volunteers will be accepting donations at both garages and at the remaining Goodwill donation bins.  

Open on Saturday, 5/20 (all residents move out)

  • Station 1: the circle behind Hewitt 8 & 9
  • Station 2: in front of Nics 5 & 5.5, next to the Nics lounge
  • Station 3: the driveway between Bennet and Fauver
  • Station 4: the Clark driveway
  • Station 6: behind 44 Brainerd
  • Station 8: Butt C on Lawn side
  • Station 9: Butt A in parking lot
  • Station 10: Butt B on Huber
  • Station 11: Low Rise parking lot
  • Station 12: between Low and High Rise
  • Station 13: between 65 and 73 Pearl
  • Station 14: parking lot next to 230 Washington
  • Station 15: parking lot behind Middle House (356 Washington)

Open on Monday, 5/29 (seniors and other approved students move out)

  • Station 3: the driveway between Bennet and Fauver
  • Station 5: by the garage in the Fountain/Pine backyard
  • Station 6: by the garage behind 44 Brainerd 
  • Station 13: between 65 and 73 Pearl
  • Station 14: parking lot next to 230 Washington

Since 2009, Waste Not has raised over $20,000 for local charities, environmentally-based projects, financial aid, and Wesleyan sustainability programming. Since 2013, Wesleyan has partnered with Easter Seals Goodwill Industries of North Haven, CT to coordinate Waste Not collection and donate as much as possible to the community.