Waste Not! (formerly known as Westuff, formerly known as Dump-and-Run)

(if you click on the image, it gets REALLY BIG! so big you can actually read the text, imagine that).

As we’re all clearing out of our rooms during finals week, a phenomenal amount of stuff gets thrown out, even though a lot of it is actually very usable. Hmm.

Maybe you’ve seen the Waste Not! donation areas on your hallways (and maybe not, because I bought white masking tape instead of blue and that totally doesn’t show up on a white wall, haha). Well, anyway, they’re there, so please put stuff in them!

If you live in a woodframe or an apartment or just have something super heavy to donate, email weseon@gmail.com or call 727-366-6703. We’ll come pick it up for you!

The stuff you donate will be sold back to the community in a giant tag sale at the beginning of next year. Some stuff (like laundry detergent and food) will be donated to local organizations now. Last year, the proceeds of the tag sale went to local charities, and that’ll be happening again this year.

SOOO:

What: Waste Not! Item Collection and Tag Sale
When: NOOOOW until the end of senior week
Where: in your place of residence

(Waste Not! website)

16 thoughts on “Waste Not! (formerly known as Westuff, formerly known as Dump-and-Run)

  1. Anonymous

    alex,thank you. i am happy to donate to a good cause! my house is going to arrange a pickup during sr. week.-7:35 :)

  2. Anonymous

    alex,
    thank you. i am happy to donate to a good cause! my house is going to arrange a pickup during sr. week.
    -7:35 :)

  3. alex

    7:35: the charity aspect of the event was not supposed to come across as a footnote, and I’m sorry if it did. as for the inconsistency between various notifications, there are a few versions of the announcement floating around. i do agree that we should be more upfront about which charities we donated to last year (it was Amazing Grace and the CT River Watch Program). i guess i can’t do anything about the ones we’ve already put out, but i’ll put more specific information about the charities on all of the notifications we put up in the future. i’ve also updated the website/facebook group with that information. as to your other question, all of the proceeds from the sale will go to the organizations we donate to in the fall–as far as i know, there won’t be any administrative cost (since we’re storing the stuff on campus).keep the feedback coming! except that this post will be buried soon. oh well.

  4. alex

    7:35: the charity aspect of the event was not supposed to come across as a footnote, and I’m sorry if it did. as for the inconsistency between various notifications, there are a few versions of the announcement floating around. i do agree that we should be more upfront about which charities we donated to last year (it was Amazing Grace and the CT River Watch Program). i guess i can’t do anything about the ones we’ve already put out, but i’ll put more specific information about the charities on all of the notifications we put up in the future. i’ve also updated the website/facebook group with that information. as to your other question, all of the proceeds from the sale will go to the organizations we donate to in the fall–as far as i know, there won’t be any administrative cost (since we’re storing the stuff on campus).

    keep the feedback coming! except that this post will be buried soon. oh well.

  5. Anonymous

    About freecycling: in years past a giant amount of stuff in the pods gets broken so it ends up being pretty…wasteful

  6. Anonymous

    About freecycling: in years past a giant amount of stuff in the pods gets broken so it ends up being pretty…wasteful

  7. Anonymous

    Is anyone else very weirded out by the vagueness and almost footnote-status of “charity” on these fliers? In some of the notifications (the email ones I think), “proceeds will go to charity” was NOT EVEN MENTIONED. I found this extremely sketchy. alex and crew, y’all need to be more upfront about what charity this is going to, and more importantly, that/if 100% of proceeds are going to said charity or if part is being skimmed off the top for administrative/logistical expenses (such as, i don’t know, fliering every door on campus). I just remember reading a couple announcements for this and being like, WHY am I donating shit to them again?thanks.

  8. Anonymous

    Is anyone else very weirded out by the vagueness and almost footnote-status of “charity” on these fliers? In some of the notifications (the email ones I think), “proceeds will go to charity” was NOT EVEN MENTIONED. I found this extremely sketchy.
    alex and crew, y’all need to be more upfront about what charity this is going to, and more importantly, that/if 100% of proceeds are going to said charity or if part is being skimmed off the top for administrative/logistical expenses (such as, i don’t know, fliering every door on campus). I just remember reading a couple announcements for this and being like, WHY am I donating shit to them again?
    thanks.

  9. alex

    by freecycling do you mean the pods? because those will be on campus but we’re hoping to phase them out in favor of this program. also, note taken about the flier…we’re sortof still figuring out how to best run the program. more feedback/suggestions=welcome!

  10. alex

    by freecycling do you mean the pods? because those will be on campus but we’re hoping to phase them out in favor of this program. also, note taken about the flier…we’re sortof still figuring out how to best run the program. more feedback/suggestions=welcome!

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