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UNI Panther Pickup: When you move out, don't dump it! Donate it!

Panther Pick Up—a project to help the environment while benefiting the community - will be held Wednesday, Thursday & Friday of Finals Week. Rather than pitching stuff when you move out of your residence hall or apartment, donate your usable items - including running shoes, mattresses, carpets and books!

To learn the various ways you can participate, click on these links:

On Campus Reuse and Recycling Opportunities
On Campus Metal Recycling
Off Campus Reuse and Recycling Opportunities
Off Campus Disposal of Large Items
Want to Volunteer?

On Campus Reuse and Recycling Opportunities

St. Vincent de Pau and The Salvation Army will have trucks with Panther Pick Up banners on them. They will be accepting:

  • Clothing - all styles and conditions (torn or stained clothing will be recycled)
  • Housewares - lamps, dishes, microwaves, fans, televisions (no broken items, please)
  • Linens, towels, comforters
  • Furniture - must be in good condition and without heavy stains
  • Books, CDs, DVDs
  • Accessories - shoes, purses, belts, scarves, jewelry
  • Computers and related peripherals
  • Bicycles

They will not accept any item needing repair, except computers.

Donation Locations
East side of Redeker Center
23rd St. near Commons Circle
East Towers
NW corner of Campbell Hall

2014 Dates/Times:
Wednesday, May 7, 1 - 4pm
Thursday, May 8, 1 - 4pm
Friday, May 9, 10am - 2pm

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On Campus Metal Recycling

Metal items that are not accepted by St. Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army are still useful! Damaged metal futon frames, metal lamps (bulbs removed), bike frames, bent or broken silverware, wires/cables, and other metal "stuff" can be recycled on campus. Sorry, no appliances or electronics of any type will be accepted in these containers. (See above for list of usable electronics that will be accepted by the charitable organizations.).

Donation Locations
East Towers
East side of Redeker Center
Commons Circle

Dates:
Wednesday, May 7 through Friday, May 9

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Off Campus Reuse and Recycling Opportunities

Do you live off-campus, but want to donate items? Please call St. Vincent de Paul at 232-3366 to schedule the pick up of usable furniture, computers, keyboards, printers, computer accessories, and other larger items. St. Vincent de Paul usually picks items up within one to two weeks of a phone call, and are able to make Saturday pick-ups. A limited number of pick-ups can be made in a day, so plan ahead. No large appliances please.

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Off Campus Disposal of Large Items

The Cedar Falls Public Works Department will collect, for disposal, large unusable items placed at the curbside on a call in basis. Please call the department at 273-8629 at least 24 hours in advance of the requested pickup.  Call on Monday through Friday between 7 am and 4 pm to schedule a pick up. For details please visit here.

Collected for a $5.00 fee:
Furniture, mattresses, carpet, bikes, exercise equipment, grills, DVD players, stereos, and more items

Collected for an additional fee of $5.00:
Computers and televisions

Collected for an additional fee of $7.50:
Refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, air conditioners, and other appliances

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Panther Pick Up Partners

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Want to Volunteer?

Interested in volunteering for this effort? Have other questions?
Email Kathy Green, Wellness Recreation Center. Please put "Panther Pick Up" in the Subject line.

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