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Hoosier to Hoosier Program Keeps Unwanted Items Out of Landfill

This weekend, you can help save the environment, while saving some money on second hand household goods.

This weekend, you can help save the environment, while saving some money on second hand household goods.

Program volunteers have been collecting used electronics, furniture, clothes, appliances, and other assorted household goods for the past several weeks from students and residents in Bloomington as they have been moving out of their apartments. Saturday, the items will go on sale to the general public in a benefit to local charities.

Volunteer Tom Evans has been helping with the sorting and cleaning of the items. “Well there’s a lot of students who basically have a tremendous amount of material they’re not able to take with them in the spring, and so a lot of that gets put in the streets or in the dumpster,” said Evans.

In addition to functional household items, the program has also been collecting non-working appliances to be safely recycled.

“Some of these things are electronics where there is different metals and materials that really should be recycled or captured and not put into a landfill.”

The sale begins at 7:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Admission is 5-dollars before 9 a.m., and free after that. Proceeds of the sale go to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, United Way and Habitat for Humanity.

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