U Don’t Need It is back

After a brief hiatus during the pandemic, U Don’t Need It is back. The U Don’t Need It program provides students who are moving out of University of Delaware housing or off-campus residences an opportunity to put items they no longer need to good use while also being friendly to the environment.

Students must present a valid student ID card, and landlords must show proof of owning a Newark rental property in order to dispose of items. Others will be required to pay $10 per regular pick-up truck or car load of refuse and $20 for a larger truck or trailer.

The goals of the project are to reduce local landfill waste and to redirect reusable items to the community.

The newly created Office of Sustainability and the Environment, the Student Sustainability Alliance and the Office of Government Relations work closely with the city of Newark to make this event a success. Volunteers at UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus location at 540 South College Ave. will help sort items for public sale days. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Caitlin Olsen at [email protected] to help.

For the first time this year, students will be able to donate used UD Commencement regalia so that it can be used by future students in need.

Items in good and reusable condition that will be accepted include sofas and loveseats, living room chairs, ottomans, dining tables, dining chairs and stools, coffee tables and end tables. Furniture items also include bookcases, storage units, cabinets, shelving units, entertainment centers, desks, futons and bed frames, dressers, mattresses and box springs.

Household goods include lamps, carpets and rugs, home décor items, housewares (including dishes, pots, pans and utensils), bedding and linens, fans, air conditioners, small appliances, large appliances and outdoor, patio and lawn and garden items.

Electronics welcomed for donation include televisions, stereo systems, computers and components. Miscellaneous items include tools, toys and games, bicycles, sports and exercise equipment, books, school and craft supplies, clothing and unopened, nonperishable foods.

Operating hours for donations:

  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, May 24-27
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, May 29
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, May 31-June 2
  • 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Friday, June 3
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday June 4-5
  • 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 6-10, for disposal only

The site will be closed for Commencement on Saturday, May 28, and for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.

Sale days, which are open to the public with all items priced between $10 and $20, will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday May 27, and Thursday, June 2.

For more information, email [email protected]

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