Students who are moving out of college have a new place to put unwanted items in place of the dumpster.
The Orange County Solid Waste Management Department will be hosting its second annual Spring Move-out Reuse Rodeo at the Hargraves Center from Wednesday to Sunday of next week.
The main goal is to divert waste from landfills to places where it can be reused. The importance of reducing waste increased after the closing of the Orange County landfill in June 2013, Muriel Williman , the event's primary organizer, said.
“It seems like a natural marriage when students are moving out, and they have left over things or things they don’t want to move with,” Williman said. “It’s kind of a classic time of year when there’s a lot of good stuff left on the curb that could really benefit others.”
The rodeo will accept donations of many items, including unopened food, clothing and appliances. Not everything can be accepted though, and a full list of items can be found at the organization's website.