Project Move-Out Registration is Open


By Scott Neaves

There are many Rutgers students who do not live in on-campus housing.  For them, it is harder to move out at the end of the year, since most of the furniture is their own.  This is why New Brunswick and Rutgers University created Project Move-Out, a service designed to help these students.

Rutgers students living in off-campus housing can now register for Project Move-Out until May 20.  Project Move-Out is a free service provided by the City of New Brunswick and Rutgers University that gives off-campus students an easier way to dispose of bulk items in an organized and clean manner.

This is the fourth year that New Brunswick and Rutgers have organized this service for students living in the community.

Project Move-Out has been a success, making the process easier for off-campus students in the past.  According to Jennifer Bradshaw, public information officer for New Brunswick, the project collected almost 849 tons of bulk in 2014 and 518 tons of bulk in 2013.

The city has scheduled waste pick-up dates for students to leave their items on the curb outside their homes to be picked up by sanitation workers that day.  These pickup dates will begin on May 21.

The project is appreciated by most students who have to worry about living off-campus, even students who do not need to use the service.

Tyler Springsteen, a junior in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University is currently living off-campus.

The place he is moving into for the fall is around the block from his current house, so he plans to take most of his furniture over before the end of the spring.  He will be leaving everything else there for his friends, who are conveniently moving into his current house next year.

Springsteen says that even though he will not need to throw out any bulk items, he appreciates the fact that New Brunswick and Rutgers participate in project Move-Out.

“It’s a nice option to have available,” he said.  “If I needed to, I would probably register for Project Move-Out.  It would definitely be a lot easier than driving through town to get rid of the stuff.”

There will also be specific drop-off sites scheduled on the Rutgers College Avenue campus and at the New Brunswick Department of Public Works.

Registration for the service is open from now until noon on May 20.  To register for Project Move-Out, click here.