During fall 2017, the City of Austin led a community-wide collaborative planning process to identify solutions to test solutions to capture reusable items when apartment leases end July 31 in West Campus.

The pilot program that culminated after an 8-month planning process was called [Re]Move & [Re]Use, hoping to help students [re]move gently-used items commonly thrown away during move out into the hands of local [re]use organizations.  In partnership with the community and Keep Austin Beautiful, the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling and the UT Office of Sustainability, several pilots were tested, including three temporary drop-off stations for students could bring gently used items.


Pilots included:

  • 3 temporary drop-off stations open from July 27 to August 1, 2018.

  • Mattress sanitization and donation/reuse

  • Doorstep reuse collection

  • Reuse collection containers in common areas at enclosed properties

  • Cardboard collection containers in common areas during move-in.

2018 Pilot

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2018 Reuse Organizations

  • Austin Creative Reuse
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Goodwill Central Texas
  • Lifeworks
  • Salvation Army Family Stores
  • Street Youth Ministry
  • Arms of Hope
  • JOSCO Products

2018 PERKS

  • Amy's Ice Creams
  • Caffe Medici
  • Cava
  • Cabo Bob's Burritos
  • Dunkin' Donuts | Baskin Robbins
  • Freedmen's BBQ
  • JuiceLand
  • Moojo
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Rambler Sparkling Water
  • Shoe Palace
  • Smoothie King
  • Spider House Cafe
  • Sway Water
  • TCBY
  • Torchy's Tacos
  • Trudy's
  • Tyler's
  • Via 313
  • University Co-Op
  • Waterloo Sparkling Water
  • Wheatsville Food Co-Op
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2018 Promo Partners

  • Austin Apartment Association
  • Austin EcoNetwork
  • Austin Materials Marketplace
  • Austin Private Dorm Association
  • Austin Technology Incubator
  • College Houses Cooperatives
  • Friends of Heritage Neighborhood
  • Hardin House
  • Heritage Neighborhood Association
  • Housing Scout
  • Keep Texas Beautiful
  • Longhorn Center for Community Engagement
  • Pioneer Real Estate Services
  • Property Management of Texas
  • Texas Parents Association
  • Travis County
  • University Area Partners
  • University Co-Op
  • U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • UT Campus Environmental Center
  • UT Student Government
  • West Campus Coalition


  • Erin Andary, State of Texas Alliance for Recycling*
  • Paloma Amayo-Ryan, Austin Transportation Department
  • Mike Aaron, Community member
  • Rachel Aaronson, University of Texas student
  • Ray Armstrong, Austin Resource Recovery
  • Colton Becker, University of Texas student body president (18-19)
  • Billy Barnes, Street Youth Ministry
  • Edwin Bautista, University of Texas student
  • Natalie Betts, Austin Resource Recovery
  • Sarah Boatwright, University of Texas Student Government
  • Paul Cauduro, Austin Apartment Association
  • John Christophe, Austin Code Department
  • James Collins, University of Texas student
  • Alexis Cortinas, Goodwill Central Texas
  • Andy Dawson, Austin Resource Recovery
  • Katie Duffy, U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Brianna Duran, University of Texas Office of Sustainability
  • Sylvia Feghali, CANPAC UT Student Government representative
  • Andrew Gansky, Keep Austin Beautiful*
  • Colleen Halbrook, JOSCO Products
  • Niku Hansen, Austin Resource Recovery & student*
  • Vaishali Jayaraman, University of Texas student
  • Richard Lamancusa, Austin Code Department
  • Carole LeClair, Austin Creative Reuse
  • Victoria MacClements, University of Texas student
  • Scott Miller, Property Managment of Texas
  • Ken Mills, College Houses
  • Madelyn Morgan, Austin Resource Recovery*
  • Ron Neumond, Austin Resource Recovery
  • Sara Nichols, Keep Texas Beautiful
  • Kathryn Parke, San Miguel Management
  • Brad Price, Property Owner
  • Zachary Price, University of Texas Student Government
  • Vicky Pridgen, Austin Code Department*
  • Eladio Romero, Austin Resource Recovery
  • Vanessa Scruggs, Goodwill Central Texas
  • Iby Setzer, Austin Resource Recovery
  • Lynda Shanbulm, Salvation Army ARC
  • Blake Stephens, University of Texas student
  • Micky Wolf, University of Texas student body VP (17-18)

* denotes committee co-chair