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UNLV Trash to Treasure Event



It’s good for the environmentIt reduces the amount of waste that the University puts into the landfill.

It’s good for the communityThe program supports UNLV initiatives...and...offers the future opportunity to purchase usable items at a very low cost at the UNLV Surplus Center.


Please make sure it’s clean – and that it works! Items we accept - Examples:

    • Clothing
    • Carpets
    • Toys
    • Athletic equipment
    • Computers
    • Printers
    • Fans
    • Light fixtures
    • Appliances (coffee makers, irons etc.)
    • Electronics (TV’s CD players)
    • Furniture
    • Canned goods and other nonperishable items
    • Quilts/Comforters 

How to Prepare Your Donations

    • Appliances and Electronics – Clean and in working condition.
    • Carpets – Vacuum, roll, and tie your carpet.
    • Clothing – Clean and placed it in a bag.

The Collection and Sorting Effort

    • Moving Services will place the containers 1-2 days prior to the event start date.
    • Pickups will be nightly with delivery to the UNLV Surplus Center.
    • Items are sorted by Surplus Center employees and student volunteers.