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West Campus Move Out

Stressed about all those news articles and videos that show how much trash Americans throw away? Concerned about the environmental impact of landfills?
Here’s one easy way for you to make a real impact.
MoveOutATX is looking for volunteers to help college students divert items from the landfill as they move out of their West Campus apartments later this month.
Last year’s volunteers were able to help rescue 62 tons of furniture, clothes, books, microwaves, etc from the landfill. That’s the equivalent of about 22.5 school buses, filled with things that otherwise would have been thrown in the trash.
What’s MoveOutATX?
MoveOutATX is a partnership between the City of Austin, UT, Keep Austin Beautiful, and the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) aimed at rescuing the tons of household items thrown away by college students each year when they move out of their off-campus apartments.
How does it work?
During the last few weeks of July, several donation stations will be set up in the West Campus neighborhood. Students will be rewarded for dropping off their old desks, hampers, toaster ovens, and more with freebies and discount coupons to local businesses. The rescued materials will then be donated to local reuse organizations and to Austinites in need.
So how do I volunteer?
Volunteering is easy. All you have to do is sign up to work a 2.5 hour shift, accepting items and helping manage one of the donations stations. Plus, all MoveOutATX volunteers will be rewarded with cool-it towels and discount stickers that get you perks at local businesses (including free tacos, queso, frozen yogurt, discounted yoga, and more!). You can sign up to volunteer here>>

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