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Boston Globe
'The exodus of college students has similar results nearly everywhere.
At Harvard, dorm cleanup crews two years ago found an $800 Nieman Marcus
evening gown and several years before had to remove an 800-pound fully assembled V8 engine left in a fireplace.''
David Abel, Globe correspondent, Boston Globe. (8/28/2000) "Trumping the
Dump," page A01.

People Magazine
"'We always knew there was tons of waste when people moved out,' says Karen Bromberg, 20, a junior at Boston's Tufts University who helped with a sale. 'We just didn't know how to fix it.'"
People Magazine. (10/30/00) "Waste Watcher," page 73

College Bound Magazine
"… Dump & Run, an environmental organization whose mission is to raise awareness by reducing waste and organizing campus-wise garage sales that turn trash into cash. What's really cool is that it doesn't affiliate itself with any specific organization; each school that holds a sale gets to decide to which organization their earnings get donated."
Viki Salemi, College Bound Magazine. (2001) "From Trash to Treasure: A Look at Dump & Run."

Waste News
"Much of the 640 pounds of solid waste the average college student sends to landfills each year is recyclable. But the key to the growing interest in Dump & Run is money, the very heart of our throwaway society…'People pay attention if you show them that when you're throwing (reusable) things away, in essence you're throwing away money,' says founder Lisa Heller."
Jim Konkoly, Waste News. (10/2/00) "College instructor launches campus recycling program."

New York Times
"Selling half-full bottles of laundry detergent for $1, working hair dryers for $5 or mini-refrigerators for $25 to $50 did more than net $2,700 for charity at Richmond [University in 2000]. The University also enjoyed a classic benefit of recycling: It cut its post-student-evacuation trash pickups in half."
Julie Flaherty, New York Times. (8/6/00) "Graduate's Trash Becomes Freshmen's Treasure With a Program That Recycles Dormitory Castoffs," Education Supplement.

Lewiston Sun Journal
"As one of Dump and Run's slogans suggests, "turning trash into cash" is exactly what six college campuses in the nation are doing this spring, including Bates College. Student volunteers are collecting all kinds of dorm items from coffee tables to laundry detergent, selling what is usable at yard sales for bargain prices and donating the proceeds to locally based, nonprofit organizations."
Chris Baker, Staff Writer, Lewiston Sun Journal. (4/22/01) "Program has students turn trash into charity cash,"

"There's no shortage of stuff. At the University of Richmond - Dump and Run's pilot site and Heller's former employer - donations made to Goodwill after the sale filled a 15-foot truck eight times. Waste at the school typically increases by 30 percent at semester's end as students move out. Heller estimates that Dump and Run salvaged, then sold or donated about half of the surplus trash."
Chris Baker, Staff Writer, Lewiston Sun Journal. (4/22/01) "Program has students turn trash into charity cash."


Family Circle Magazine
"[Dump & Run] nonprofit enterprise gathers students; throwaways and sells them to incoming students. Among the goodies sold: hairdryers for $5, mini-refrigerators for $25. Sales thus far have netted about $6000 for various charities."
Family Circle Magazine. (2/20/01) "Graduation Goodies."