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Resource Recovery Drive 2013

Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14, 2013

Spring Cleaning is a program that has the goal of collecting unwanted but reusable items to be donated to different organizations. Spring Cleaning takes place in the residence halls during the week before the halls close for the year, so students - as they prepare to move out - may identify clothing, electronics, and other items that they no longer need or want and turn them in so they will continue to be used by others.

Collection Locations

Student Housing will establish a collection center in each residence hall where residents may bring their reusable items. Most collection centers will be set up in residence hall lobby areas.

Area Maps (buildings hosting a collection center are highlighted): Segundo | Tercero | Cuarto

How Does It Work?

Collection centers will have a yellow bin for collecting food items and a container with a plastic donation bag for collecting loose non-food items such as clothing. Students who wish to take a plastic donation bag to their room in order to easily bring several items to the collection center may get one at the Area Service Desk. They may then leave the plastic donation bag in the collection center.

What To Donate

Donate These Items:

Do Not Donate These Items:

  • Clothes
  • Linens
  • Electronics
  • Housewares
  • Non-perishable food
  • Anything badly stained, soiled, worn, torn, broken, or that has missing parts
  • Used toiletries
  • Used household products
  • Open or expired non-perishable food


What Happens to the Donations?

Student Housing will deliver all donations to Goodwill (non-food) and the Food Bank of Yolo County. Goodwill also collects e-Waste (broken electrical items). See the chart above for a list of what can and cannot be donated.

  • Goodwill is a nonprofit provider of education, training and career services for people with disadvantages or other challenges
  • The Food Bank of Yolo County operates locally to combat hunger and malnutrition

Don't Forget About Regular Recycling

Remember to recycle any items intended for discard but are not eligible for donation. Recyclable items include paper, paperboard, newspapers, magazines, phone books, steel, tin, aluminum, glass and plastics #1 and #2. Visit the recycling web page for a complete list of recyclables and recycling locations.

Past "Spring Cleaning" Donation Totals

Previous year's donation totals were: (2012: 9737 lbs), (2011: 10,740 lbs), (2010, 10,100 lbs), (2009: 7137lbs), (2008: 1927 lbs), (2007: 4142 lbs), (2006: 4471 lbs), (2005: 1173 lbs), (2004: 2800 lbs), (2003: 2645 lbs), (2002: 1719 lbs), (2001: 2462 lbs)