UST's end-of-school clothing drive underway

UST's end-of-school clothing drive underway

The annual spring campus exodus is just around the corner. While packing for the move, many reusable items will no longer be needed or wanted: clothing, books, household items, small electronics, etc. If it's reusable and clean, it can be recycled and be a great help to others. Last spring, UST's recycling drive collected more than 2,950 pounds of clothing and related items for local charities.

Specially marked recycling containers are located near main entrances in all residence halls and on some residence floors now through graduation. The containers will remain in apartment-style residences such as Morrison and Selby halls, where students can choose to rent until the end of the month. Students are asked to pitch in and put all unwanted clothing and household items in the containers and not the dumpster (which results in an expense for St. Thomas and its students).

Clothing should be clean and dry – no wet clothing. Household goods, clocks, hairdryers, drying racks, irons, electronics, packs and books (for Books for Africa) also will be collected. The recycled clothing and items will be given to St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill and other local charities.

This recycling drive, sponsored by the Recycling Team, Residence Life, and the Physical Plant, helps the environment, conserves university resources and benefits people in need.

For questions about this project or other UST Recycling projects, e-mail Bob Douglas, the UST recycling coordinator.