Move-Out Madness Continues Through April

April 16, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

Move-Out Madness, a program that helps University of Guelph students dispose of extra food, clothing, and household and bulk items in an environmentally and socially sustainable way, runs throughout April.

Now in its sixth year, Move-Out Madness includes four free primary services: bulky item pickup, clear the shelves, stuff swap and e-waste collection. Students will also partner with the Guelph/Wellington Volunteer Centre and provide a day of service to the Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge.

Information, registration and regulations are available online. Organizers are seeking volunteers. Interested students or community members may email

Bulky items, including furniture and bicycles, will be collected free from April 17 to May 1. Students must sign up online. Items will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Restore, given to other students or properly discarded.

The other three initiatives run until April 20.

Students may “clear the shelves” by donating non-perishable food and clothing at drop-off locations in residence halls and in the University Centre. Donations will go to the Guelph Food Bank and to local charities.

Drop off or pick up household items, school supplies and other reusable goods at the “stuff swap” table in the University Centre through April 20.

Electronic waste collection involves recycling computers, phones and televisions with the Production Works Co-operative and Greentec International. Drop off items in the MacKinnon Building extension, at the Ontario Veterinary College or at the Science Complex loading docks.

Move-Out Madness is co-ordinated by Off-Campus Living with the City of Guelph, Habitat for Humanity Guelph Restore, Guelph Food Bank, Meal Exchange Guelph, U of G’s Sustainability Office, the Central Student Association, Student Volunteer Connections, Got Bike and the CSA Food Bank.

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