University of Montana tries to keep furniture out of trash



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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana is launching a program to give students somewhere to put their unwanted furniture other than the curb.

The Missoulian reports (http://bitly.com/1IoGlkf ) that the school will have collection sites from May 13 to May 17 for students to donate their Ikea tables. Collected items will be sold at a May 20 thrift sale. Anything not sold in the spring will be sold in the fall when students return.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward campus sustainability projects.

The program is a collaboration between the Associated Students of the University of Montana Off-Campus Renter Center, UM Recycling, the UM Office of Sustainability and the Office of Residence life.

Organizers are asking for everything from furniture to appliances. They will not accept mattresses or hazardous material.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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