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Find a Give & Go donation barrel or trailer near you June 7-17, 2013

Just click your residence or nearby trailer on the map below


View Give & Go Move Out 2013 in a larger map

Why Give?  

Save time while helping the local community and reducing waste! R&DE Student Housing has partnered with local service organizations to make it easy for you to "Give" your unwanted clothing and household items that are in good condition to others who can use them as you move out and "Go" on to your next adventure!

The items you drop off at one of over 80 convenient barrels or trailers in or near your residence will serve hundreds of local people in need through Ecumenical Hunger Program, Goodwill, and InnVision Shelter Network, and reduce waste sent to the landfill. R&DE has also partnered with the Stanford Bookstore so you can donate books to Bridge to Asia at the Bookstore and several other locations marked on the map above.

Give, Go & Win a Thank You Prize!

R&DE Student Housing has partnered with the Office of Sustainability to offer raffle prizes as "Thank You's" for participants. There are three easy opportunities to win:

Pledge to "Give & Go"
Commit to donate your unwanted items to charity by completing the pledge form and spread the word to your friends, and you'll be entered into a raffle to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards.

Facebook event
Join the Give & Go Facebook event and invite friends or another chance to win!

Give, Sign-in & Go!
You've pledged to donate, invited your friends, and gathered your items.  Now it's time to "Give & Go". Simply drop off your items at your local donation site and confirm you've participated by signing the "Give & Go" donator sheet. A sign-in qualifies you for a raffle entry to win one of five more $50 Amazon gift cards!

Want to find out more or get involved? Contact your residence's Give & Go Move Out Coordinator (click your residence on the map above) or email:

Additional Opportunities to Give

Green Free Store

The Green Living Council and Union Underground are offering the "Green Free Store" event on Thursday, June 6, 2013 (dead day), and Friday, June 14, 2013 at Wilbur Field from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

All members of the Stanford community are invited to drop off reusable items you no longer want and/or pick up free things donated by others at this great community event!

Have items that can't be reused, but could be recycled?

Check out these Year-round Recycling Opportunities (items not accepted in Give & Go barrels/trailers):


Collection Agent and Location

Shoes (not reusable)

Stanford Recycling Center at 701 Serra Street - open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Electronics and Small Appliances (not functional)

Peninsula Sanitary Service (PSSI) - located on campus at 339 Bonair Siding - open Bonair Siding - open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Items must be signed in at the front office.

Batteries and Used Printer Cartridges

Residence Computer Clusters / Labs

Hazardous Household Waste (Cleaning Supplies, Paint and Oil)

These items must be taken to the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste collection area in Sunnyvale. See below website for more information or contact your housing front desk for assistance: Materials Compliance Division/Household Hazardous Waste Home/Pages/County-of-Santa-Clara-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Program-Home.aspx

Year-round Donation Opportunities

If you move out during other academic terms, or are just cleaning house, check the websites of the organizations listed below for information on how to donate items. These organizations have nearby drop-off locations, and some will pick up furniture and other large items.

Community Working Group
555 Bryant Street
Palo Alto
(650) 299-8700

Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley
4086 El Camino Way
Palo Alto
(650) 494-1416



Drop off unwanted bicycles at the Stanford Department of Public Safety (DPS). DPS may donate bikes to local non-profits, or sell them to departments and individuals with Stanford ID at their annual Bike Sales (which can be a great place to find a bike if you need one). Email or call 732-9633.