Students' good but unwanted stuff to go to local charity

Edgar recycle box

Every year Radford University diverts tons of reusable products from local landfills during Move Out Week. The give-away will get a boost this year-- RU has teamed up with Goodwill Industries of the Valleys for Goodwill Not Landfill, a program that will help RU's 3,000-plus campus residents lighten their loads for the end-of-semester trip home.

Beginning May 1, donation boxes will be scattered across campus as 24-hour drop-off points for gently used, unwanted items that can be donated to Goodwill. Several additional staffed drop-off sites will be set up across campus May 7-9 to collect unwanted but sound residence hall items that students no longer want.

"We are excited to partner with Goodwill Industries of the Valleys for this important recycling program," said Pavan Muddanna, RU recycling coordinator. "The program gives students the opportunity to donate unwanted goods to Goodwill and support a local nonprofit organization."

Donating clothing and household items diverts waste from landfills, furthering RU's commitment to sustainability. By giving items to Goodwill, RU students are giving back to the community when Goodwill resells the items affordably to the public in the New River and Roanoke valleys. Profits from local Goodwill stores support the charity's regional employment, training and social programs.

Learn more on the Goodwill Industries website or RU recycling

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Apr 2, 2013
Don Bowman
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