Reduce· Stop purchasing items that you use infrequently. Common items in the trash during move out include partially used condiments, cereal, pasta and other packaged food.· Pack up and move early. Pack items that you don’t use every day and move them early (like Mother’s Day or Memorial Day Weekend). Moving items early means the rest of your stuff has a better chance of fitting into your car in June.· Participate in Slug Garage Sale weekend . Hold a garage or yard sale with the rest of the off campus slugs! Sign up for and promote your sale online at: Cityofsantacruz.com/garagesale
Reuse· Swap items with your friends. Hold a swap party with friends and trade or give away the clothing, books or household items that you no longer need or want.· Swap items online. Visit web sites like Craigslist and Freecycle to swap or sell items locally.· Donate what you can. Local non-profit organizations re distribute used items and non-perishable food to the community.· Take the rest home. It is illegal to leave Items on the street and can create an environmental hazard. Please take your belongings with you when you move.
Recycle· Recycle early. Recycle carts overflow during move out, so clear out extra papers and accumulated bottles and cans early or visit a local recycling drop off center for additional recycling. For a current list of acceptable items visit www.cityofsantacruz.com/recycl
eright· Recycle special and household hazardous waste responsibly. To recycle household chemicals likebathroom cleaners, nail polish, aerosol cans (not empty), bleach, disinfectants and a whole list of other items go to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility on Dimeo Lane. Open Saturdays For more information call 831-454-2606
Landfill· Unusable or broken household items go in the trash. If you have broken household items, perishable foods, bathroom items that are not fit to donate or are non-recyclable and will not fit in the trash can, take them to the Resource Recovery Facility at 605 Dimeo Lane. (3 miles north of town) or call Customer Service for an extra trash pickup for a fee- 420-5520· Unusable large bulky items collection. Sign up will open on 5/22/18 for the bulky item collection day-.Bulky item (Sofa, dressers, mattresses, etc) pick up is available to USCS students for a small fee.