Eleventh annual Trash to Treasure sale set for June 2

April 24, 2012

After a year away from its home, the University's biggest town-gown recycling effort returns to Beaver Stadium to hold its award-winning spring sale. Each year, Trash to Treasure raises approximately $50,000 for the Centre County United Way and saves more than 60 tons of usable goods from the landfill.

This year’s event begins with an early bird sale at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at Beaver Stadium (Gate B) on the University Park campus. The regular sale starts at 9 a.m.

Hundreds of volunteers — from individuals to community groups — take time during the month leading up to the spring sale to volunteer. Thousands attend sale day to find great deals on donated items, including a large selection of clothing, furniture, electronics, rugs and more.

Entering its 11th year, the program has raised $490,000 and saved over 600 tons of goods from being shipped to a landfill.

Volunteer opportunities begin on Wednesday, May 9. Many flexible shifts will be available. No previous experience is necessary and volunteers can receive a coupon that can be used to purchase items on sale day. It's fun and helps out a great cause.

If you go

What: 11th annual Trash to Treasure Sale
When: 9 a.m on Saturday, June 2 (Early bird begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Beaver Stadium (Gate B)
Why: All proceeds go to the Centre County United Way

  • A sea of people flows through the lower concourse of Beaver Stadium during the 2010 iteration of Trash to Treasure, the annual sale of used and new goods donated and saved from Penn State residence halls and facilities.

    IMAGE: Andy Colwell

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Last Updated May 17, 2012