Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Lowers Your Moving Costs and Raises Your Karma

You don’t want to be the people in this photo. If you’re planning to move out of your Davis apartment next month, you’ve probably already done the math and figured out that it’s cheaper to buy a new dinette set than it is to move it long distance. When you’re deciding what to chuck and what to ship, bear in mind that there is an easy way to recycle any gently-used items that you won’t be taking with you. The Davis annual Apartment Move-out Waste Reduction Program will gear up the last few days in August, and help you unload your superfluous stuff to others who need it.

According to a recent article in The Davis Enterprise:

As UC Davis students leave their leased apartments in August, an assortment of household goods, from couches to clothing, begins its way to the Yolo County landfill. To prevent good, reusable material from being landfilled, the city of Davis Public Works Department Recycling Program is again teaming up with apartment managers to provide an alternative way for residents to get rid of their stuff — the annual Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program.

The program places “donation stations” next to apartment dumpsters, and apartment residents are encouraged to donate items they no longer want. Local nonprofits working with the city also stop by and take what they want.

Donation stations will be set up Aug. 28 and will remain until Sept. 1. 

Likewise, if you are staying in town and wish to volunteer with this lean, green, recycling machine, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Please contact the Davis Public Works Department.