"Reuse" is the byword at Spring Salvage Donation Days
As they leave campus for the summer or for the wider world, students leave behind a treasure trove of items — everything from clocks to fridges, lamps, televisions and more.
To ensure that these still very functional items find reuse with new owners, Yale Recycling and the Office of Sustainability are making them available free of charge to Yale community members and representatives of New Haven area charitable organizations during Spring Salvage Donation Days on Wednesdays, May 18 and June 1.
The items will be available for pick-up 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at Ingalls Rink, 73 Sachem St. The warehouse will be “re-stocked” between donation days so the inventory “will be just as good if not better on the second day,” say event organizers.
Members of the Yale community may take items for their departmental or personal use; they will need to bring a valid Yale I.D. Representatives of New Haven area charitable organizations must bring proof of 501(c)(3) status. Others without proper ID will not be admitted.
Items will only be available for pick up during the designated Spring Salvage Donation Day dates and times. No one will be given access to the items beforehand, or after the event. Those who plan to pick up large donations (such as furniture) should bring a vehicle big enough to transport the items from the warehouse. Items cannot be held after the donation day.
Last year nearly $200,000 worth of goods were made available to the New Haven community through this effort.
A list of commonly donated items follows; it does not guarantee all these items will be available this year:
Futon pads and futons
White boards/cork boards