Move-Out 2020 Changes

UB Sustainability and Campus Living would like to reassure residents that despite restrictions, donations to UBReUSE will be accepted. 



UBReUSE is a student-run campus waste diversion program supported by UB Sustainability and Campus Living.  The program captures goods during move-out, that are useful, but no longer wanted or needed by their owner.  UBReUSE's goal is to connect these materials with new owners and reduce the amount of stuff going to landfill.

2020 Collection Details

Items We Accept

In response to COVID-19, only a limited selection of donations will be accepted.   

  • refrigerators 
  • hard plastics (storage containers)
  • small electronics (lamps and fans)
  • throw rugs
  • textbooks 

Non-perishable Food


  • We regret we are unable to accept any clothing, as our partner organizations are on pause.

Where Can I Bring Donations?

Items are to be brought to the first floor of Richmond Building 3 (the old Richmond Dining Hall), with the following restrictions:

  • Only the student wil be allowed into the area to drop off items.
  • Student must wear a protective face mask.
  • Student must adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • No more than 5 students will be allowed in the areas at one time.
  • Non-perishable food items must be placed in Blue Table collection boxes.

Only students living in Ellicott will be able to participate in the 2020 UBReUSE collection. Students will be contacted directly by Campus Living and must schedule a move-out time using their online system.

Get Involved

UB students can support UBReUSE in a number of ways.

  1. Volunteer to help!  Volunteers are the lifeblood of UBReUSE. Volunteers collect, sort, clean, price, inventory and sell items.  Our program needs students with a variety of skillsets to succeed.  
  2. Donate materials to UBReUSE during move-out week.
  3. Buy materials at the UBReUSE sale during move-in week.
  4. Share your ideas to improve UBReUSE!