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As the spring semester comes to a close, students living in Texas Tech University’s dormitories will be moving out.

The City of Lubbock Solid Waste Department, Texas Tech, Tech Terrace U.N.I.T., and Heart of Lubbock want to help minimize the number of reusable goods going to waste by hosting their first ‘Move Out Give Back’ initiative from May 5 through May 12, 2022. This is a way for students to donate reusable items rather than dispose of them when moving out of their dorms.

Many students have furniture or appliances that they specifically purchased for their dorm rooms that end up being tossed out at the end of the year. Not only can these items be reused, but the city is aiming to reduce illegal dumping, provide awareness for local reuse organizations, and limit the amount of space these items take up in landfills.

There will be three temporary drop-off sites where students can bring canned or boxed non-perishable foods, furniture, shelves, lamps, storage bins, small appliances, and other large bulky items that are too large for dumpsters, as long as they are not damaged. The three drop-off sites will be open from May 5 through May 15 (closed on Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day. The three drop-off sites are located at 3122 Main Street, 2901 Elgin Ave, and 221 Ave W.

You can learn more about this initiative at lubbock.tx.us/move-out-give-back.

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