SCRAM: Student Moveout is a UW program that captures unwanted items from more than 5,000 departing students who live in the UW residence halls and apartments. The goal of SCRAM is to divert reusable goods from the landfill and donate the items, such as non-perishable food, books, clothing, household items, school supplies, toiletries and cell phones to charitable organizations. All donation stations include collection containers to separate items as well as a space for donating large items like furniture and home theater equipment.
UW Recycling monitors and collects donations from the stations on a daily basis during the week event. Items are directed to various charitable organizations including Better World Books, Friendly Earth Electronics, Global Connections High School, Northwest Center, Real Change and University District Food Bank. SCRAM is organized by UW Recycling in collaboration with UW Housing & Food Services (HFS).