The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, July 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Pacific Lutheran University hopes to top 38,000 pounds in this year’s end-of-year recycle effort

The end of the school year means dorm donations and sustainable cleanup” for 1,500 students at Pacific Lutheran University. From May 19 through June 3, Goodwill donation trailers will be staffed adjacent to recycle stations at four sites on campus from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Goodwill will collect couches, lamps, dressers and other donated items for eventual future student use. PLU and Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region are partnering to reduce waste in the landfill, promote recycling and to raise revenue for job training and placement in Pierce County.

With more donation stations, PLU hopes “Moveout 2014” will top their record of 38,000 pounds that left campus last year through donations to Goodwill, the Trinity Lutheran Church Food Bank and Nativity House. Goodwill resells dorm goods in their 34 home furnishing and other retail stores, raising funds for job training and job placement in a variety of career fields.