Are you ready for the 2014 Move-out Donation Drive?

May 13th, 2014 | Kyle Reed

Do you live on campus? It’s almost time for the 2014 Res. Hall Move-out Donation Drive! Are you ready?

What is it?

Each year, OSU hosts a Donation Drive in an effort to reduce the amount of waste being generated by resident halls during move-out. Donations are sorted into differing categories and distributed to local non-profits.


Last year nearly 26,000 lbs of material was diverted from the landfill and donated to local organizations.


Our goal this year is 28,000 lbs, and you can help!

How can I help?



Volunteers pose while sorting through move-out donations. Click to view larger.

Volunteers will be sent out to accomplish a variety of tasks, such as heading out on routes with our crew, visiting Res. Halls to collect recyclables and donated items; work with you in the warehouse, accepting and sorting incoming items; or accompany us in recovering material from in and around hall dumpsters. Volunteers can sign-up for two hour shifts between 8 AM and 5 PM on Thursday, Friday and Monday, June 12, 13 and 16. Click here to sign-up for a shift.

Reuse and Donate

You can prepare for Move-Out by lightening your load now! Bring home any unneeded materials when visiting on the weekends, donate extra clothing in the labeled clothing bins in your laundry room, and eat your food before buying more.

If you live in a Res. Hall, you can assist by donating unwanted items into the donation bins, which will be located on the first floor lobby of each hall following Memorial Day. The Donation Drive will last from May 27 – June 17.

To learn more about how to donate, including what is viable to donate, click here.

The Res. Hall Move-Out Donation Drive is a collaboration between OSU Campus Recycling, Surplus Property, and UHDS. Visit the Move-Out page for more information on the Donation Drive.

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