To create a waste–free move in and move out process by collecting, sorting, selling and donating usable dorm items while increasing environmental awareness on Tulane campus.
Through collection areas situated in dorm lobbies, Tulane Trash to Treasure collects dorm items during move out, sorts them through the summer and then sells them in a re-sale at the end of the summer when students are moving in.
Any profit we make and any items left over are donated to charities.
2014: Our First Year!
In one year, Tulane Trash to Treasure went from simply an idea in the heads of three science students who had no idea how to run a business, to a student managed organization that collected thousands of pounds of dorm necessities, turned a profit in its pilot year and donated $5,000 and many items to local charities and non-profits. Read all about the ups and downs and ins and outs of our first year here.