SUNY Oneonta to Donate “Move Out” Items to ARC Reuse Center
The public is invited to browse items donated by SUNY Oneonta’s fifth annual Move Out Donation and Reuse collection Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Otsego ReUse Center at 23 Duane Street, off of River Street in Oneonta.
At the end of the semester, gently-used items and non-perishable food were collected from students on campus and then quarantined before they were donated to the ReUse Center.
“Buying used and using reusables are still safe and sustainable options,” said Rachel Kornhauser, SUNY Oneonta sustainability coordinator. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and the US Food and Drug Administration, disposable, single-use items are not safer than reusable ones. While it is possible to get the coronavirus from surfaces, the chances are very low. We recommend wiping off items with disinfectant before bringing them into your home and washing your hands with soap and water when handling items that you haven’t yet disinfected.”
The Move Out Donation and Reuse Event is coordinated by the college’s Office of Sustainability, Residential Life and Move Out Committee, with the goal of diverting usable materials from our landfills and to give back to the community. All proceeds will benefit individuals served by The Arc Otsego.
For more information, call (607) 436-3312.