Door to Door Storage Inc., a national provider of portable-storage containers and moving services, will donate the free use of 10 storage containers to the University of Texas (UT) at Austin for its 2009 Trash to Treasure event. For the third year running, the containers will be used to sort and store items donated by students leaving campus at the end of the school year. Items will be collected between May 13 and 24, and then sold to raise funds during a huge garage sale on Aug. 23.
Trash to Treasure is a goods-recycling program run by the Student Government Campus Environmental Center (CEC), an agency of students interested in the environment. During Door to Door's participation, more 90 tons of waste has been kept out of landfills by this event. Last year, more than $14,000 was raised for student-run environmental programs, such as recycling and energy conservation.
More than 100 volunteers are needed to operate the program. For every shift worked, a volunteer helps raise $50 for the environment and prevents 75 pounds of stuff from entering the landfill. Details can be found at www.trashtotreasureut.com.
Founded in 1996, Door to Door Storage has operations in more than 20 U.S. metropolitan markets with its corporate headquarters in Kent, Wash.