Notre Dame’s year end campus yard sale annually diverts over 76.3 tons of waste from landfills.
At the end of the school year, students leave behind lots of things they no longer need. In the past, most of it would end up in landfills, but with the introduction of Old2Gold students now are invited to put unwanted items at collection points around campus. Campus Warehouse & Delivery Services collects them and sets up a giant “Yard Sale” which is open to the public. The proceeds from this sale help to support local charities.
In 2016, Old2Gold brought in 1,755 shoppers and raised more than $33,000 for the 21 local charities that operated the sale.