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Trash-2-Treasure and Waste Reduction

Every year, we collect items that students leave behind so that these materials are not wasted and hold a sale for charity at the end of the school year. From mini-fridges to detergent, students can donate all manners of items to the sale, but we need your cooperation to make sure everything goes smoothly! Please take the time to read this when moving out so that you know how to donate to Trash-2-Treasure and benefit your community. 

Items you cannot donate still need not go to the incinerator! Check out the Waste Disposal Guide to find out which items can be composted or recycled. Thank you for your efforts to reduce waste!

Trash-2-Treasure Move-out Information

Waste Disposal Guide


Swarthmore has a number of means to finance environmentally friendly work on campus. Linked below are details about our Carbon Charge and other sources of funding.

Carbon Charge Initiative

Environmental Sustainability Funds


Residence Halls

Did you know that in a month like November, Swarthmore needs more energy to heat domestic water (e.g. shower water) in the resident halls than to keep the space warm? See how much energy your dorm is using with the real-time energy tracking page from Facilities (link below), and try to tell when someone is using the elevator! 

Regardless of how much energy Facilities is pouring in you may notice that you're room is not warm enough. If so, try these tips below for heating before contacting work box. 


Real-time Dorm Energy Usage

Heating Tips by Residence Hall