In an effort to reduce UNH’s impact on landfills, the UNH Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) initiated Trash 2 Treasure (T2T) in 2011 to collect the non-clothing and food items students throw away each year, storing it all over the summer, and holding a 3-day yard sale during move-in weekend to sell items back to students.
In May, the drop-off locations will be open on campus. For more information on drop-off locations and what you can donate, click the links above that say “drop – off locations” and “what you can donate”.
Trash 2 Treasure will be renting trucks to go around on a number of days to pick items up from the drop-off locations as well as to scour the dumpster areas around dormitories and apartments for discarded items. They will have a specific schedule of times and dates for when we will be using this truck, and will also be looking for people to drive around and collect items in their own trucks during days when we won’t be using the large truck.
Storing over the Summer
All food collected will be donated to food shelters in the area. For everything else, Trash 2 Treasure has 4 large storage locations on campus and off.
During the process of storing items we will be looking for volunteers to help move and sort furniture, catalog items and figure out a pricing system. The group will also be looking for people who are interested in cleaning or restoring furniture or fixing broken electronics.
The Yard Sale
The yard sale will take place during move-in weekend in August.
Please check their website for current yard sale location, date, time and other important information!
If you live on campus or in the surrounding communities, T2T will be organizing a delivery service for purchased items. Due to the no vehicles policy, any item that you cannot carry back to your dorm or apartment with you; T2T will deliver to you after 5pm each day. As always, volunteers needed and welcome!
All leftover items will be donated to local charities and thrift shops.