'UDon't Need It? ' student move-out program begins May 20
12:21 p.m., May 10, 2013--The University of Delaware and the city of Newark have joined forces once again to offer the seventh consecutive year of the “UDon’t Need It?” student move-out program at 225 Paper Mill Rd., at the former Curtis Paper Mill site.
"While the program was originally developed to take control of the overwhelming amount of household goods disposed of each spring by departing University students, it has matured into a charitable event as well," said Deb McCredie, assistant University secretary and co-chair of the event. "A large amount of the captured furnishings and home goods are put into the hands of people who need them.”
Mobile food cart pilot
The program will start accepting student deliveries on May 20, and sales of items that remain after the program fills the many needs of local charities are slated to begin on Tuesday, May 28.
Former co-coordinator Carol Houck, now Newark’s city manager, says, “We have been very successful at reducing the amount of re-usable items that end up in the landfill and with our work with the charitable organizations. This program exemplifies the great work Newark and the University can do together for the good of the overall community.”
Partnering and supporting organizations include the Food Bank of Delaware, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority and Clean Harbors.
Details about the program, including hours of operation, are available on the city of Newark website.