OverviewFinal 2016 Donation Drive thermometer which totals 22,967 pounds

Each year, OSU Campus Recycling and Surplus Property, in collaboration with University Housing and Dining, coordinate an effort to reduce waste during residence hall move-out by educating residents and giving them the tools to recycle and donate as much as possible. Learn more about previous years' results here.

How You Can Help

Last year about 23,000 lbs of material was diverted from the landfill and given to local non-profits. This year the goal to reach is 28,000 lbs, and you can help!

Live in a Res. Hall?

Visit our resident webpage for all the how-to's, and look for your move-out kit during Week 9.


Assist with the donation drive June 8-20 receiving and sorting material with Campus Recycling staff in the warehouse or joining our crew to go out on routes!

See shift times and sign-up to help here.


Check back later to see a 2017 thermometer tracking our progress!

Chart of donation weights over time

Learn a bit about how the program is coordinated here.

2107 Benefitting Organizations

5 Star Sports
The Arc of Benton County
Chintimini Wildlife Center
College Hill High School
Corvallis Fire Department
Corvallis Housing First
Corvallis Odd Fellows
EtCetera Thrift Shop
Heartland Humane Society
Helping Hands Thrift Store
Housing Our Veterans
Jackson Street Youth Services
King Valley Charter School
Linn Benton Food Share
Local scout troops
Love INC Linn County
OSU Emergency Food Pantry
OSU Fire Marshall
OSU Folk Club Thrift Store
OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI)
Philomath Community Services - Gleaners
Teen Challenge
University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS)
Vina Moses

For More Information

Andrea Norris, 737-5398
Marketing & Development Coordinator, OSU Campus Recycling