Trash to Treasure Sale Brings in $60k
This past Saturday, the Office of the Physical Plant hosted it’s eighth annual Trash To Treasure Sale. 63.4 tons of goods, collected mostly from students was assembled in Beaver Stadium for sale to the public. Eager shoppers started to line up outside of Gate C around 4:00 AM. Penn State Live reports that the line to get into the event stretched around to Gate B. Estimates report that the crowd reached upwards of a few thousand people.
Hot items included multiple 52″ TVs, furniture and clothing. Much of the inventory was reported to be in excellent condition, making items fly off the tables and displays.
Shoppers interested in entering the facility early paid $5 to be let in at 7:30 AM. Later, everyone else was let in around 9:00 AM. The event ended at about 3:00 PM, claiming $60,000 in profit. This sale keeps landfills from filling up faster than necessary and brings in much needed money to organizations. The money will be donated to the United Way. Any items left after the sale were donated to the Salvation Army. Any items the Salvation Army won’t take are actually thrown away.
For a slideshow of pictures of the event, click here.