We are officially a student group!

Trash2Treasure has been working hard behind the scenes! Not only are we a student group but we are also an award winning community service program. More planning in the works for the upcoming collection.


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Here are some photos from our past sale

7th Annual Sale Success!

What a great sale! This year we expanded our sale to two rooms (for the first time!) – the Curry Student Center Ballroom and the Curry Student Center McLeod suites. It was a huge feat but with dedicated and hardworking volunteers we accomplished everything we set out to do. We were very glad we could reward our volunteers for their hard work with water bottles provided by PLAN and the occasional pie of pizza.

This sale we had approximately 1,300 NU students come to shop. We saved 3,360 cubic feet of goods from going to the landfill. We made a total of $8,840 (without taking out operating costs). After we pay for operating costs the rest of the money gets distributed to student groups that volunteered their time for our collection and sale.

The day after our sale we hosted Storage wars at our DoorToDoor pods to further distribute more items to the NU community. Some of the excess items we have gets recycled (plastic/glass/electronics/shoes/clothing). With a huge help from Balloons Over Boston we were able to donate the rest of our items to Goodwill.

We are ecstatic with all the work we were able to accomplish this collection and sale. We’re hungry to reduce, recycle and reuse more for our next collection!
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Yet another successful collection!

T2T 2015

All of our hard work planning, and preparing for the collection has paid off. This year has been the most successful collection with saving 3,360 cubic feet of items from the landfill! We were able to:

  • Increase the number of bin locations so donating to T2T is more convenient for the NU community (thank you NEU Facilities!)
  • With the increase in bin locations, we filled all of our storage pods! (thank you Door to Door!)

Also a thanks to PLAN for the partner discounts and canteen bottles, and a HUGE thanks to all of our volunteers that dedicated their time during the event!

More information on the 2015 Fall Welcome Week sale soon!

Trash2Treasure at Northeastern University!

We are a waste reduction program at Northeastern University that collects unwanted (but still usable!) items from students during spring move-out. We then sell the items back to the Northeastern community for next to nothing prices during a Welcome Week Sale. Profits are distributed to those in the community who help make Trash2Treasure possible, including but not limited to: Alternatives for Community and Environment and NU student organizations. Anything not sold is donated locally or properly recycled.