What's going on?
Now you have the option to give away the furniture, glasses, plates, and silverware that you can't take with you when you move out to students coming after you. Sit has entered into a collaboration with the nice people from the volunteer student organization NTNU ReStore, to try to reduce the amount of furniture and other perfectly fine household items that get thrown away at our student villages every year.
NTNU ReStore love to take the things you wish to get rid of, as long as you think that they can have a use for someone else.
Will NTNU ReStore accept anything?
Almost. They do not accept beds or mattresses. Or clothes and stuff like that. Only furniture, kitchen utensils and other items for your home. Donate working, clean items in good condition and they'll find your stuff a good home in August.
I've got a bicycle that I can't bring with me, what should I do with it?
Have no fear, ReStore is piloting a ReSykkel service this Christmas! Follow the ReStore Facebook (see below) page to find out when you can bring your bike in. You'll fill out an agreement and they will try to sell it on your behalf in the spring.
How do I get in touch with NTNU ReStore?
You email firstname.lastname@example.org or message them at facebook.com/ntnurestore.
To ensure swift handling of your inquiry, make sure your email contains the following: Your mobile phone number, your address (including which floor you live on), a short description of what you wish to give away (size, weight, number, etc.), and preferably a photo as well.
How often will they collect things at my student village?
Our initial agreement is that NTNU ReStore will collect furniture, etc. from our student villages on Mondays and Wednesdays. It is also possible to make an appointment for collection on other days, provided they have the time and opportunity. You can also drop off your things at the old Moholt kindergarten on these days- no appointment necessary!
So, what happens to my stuff after I've given it to NTNU ReStore?
On 11 January, NTNU ReStore will have a pop-up location at the old Moholt kindergarten at Moholt student village, where they will redistribute your furniture, kitchen utensils, etc. for free to students both old and new. Read more on NTNU ReStore's Facebook page
But... NTNU ReStore didn't want my stuff!
If the things you wish to get rid of are in such poor condition that NTNU ReStore doesn't want to have it, do not despair! Rather you should log in to hybel.sit.no, select "Contact maintenance" from the menu, and arrange for a time and place for Sit to come and collect the items for you, and dispose of them in the correct manner.
If the items are in good condition, but there are other reasons for NTNU ReStore not to accept them, we highly encourage everyone to make use of Trondheim's, and the Internet's, great and varied selection of services for disposing of used items.