OverviewFinal 2015 Donation Drive thermometer which totals 33,950 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.

2015 Results

An estimated total of 33,950 pounds of donations were collected, far exceeding our 24,000-pound goal! This was 1.5 times more than last year and breaks all records we've kept since 2010.

Chart showing donations increasing over time

Every category increased this year, as can be seen in the table below. It is possible that some of the increases are due to the addition of one new res. hall (Tebeau) and The Gem participating in the program this year.

Category 2014 Weight (lbs.) 2015 Weight (lbs.) Percent Increase
Housewares 10,027 13,268 32%
Clothing, Shoes & Linens 6,664 9,706 46%
Wood 3,820 7,618 99%
Food, Toiletries, School Supplies 1,897 3,358 77%
Total Donations 22,408 33,950 52%

Special thanks to the estimated 35 volunteers who contributed 152 hours of their time to collect and process donations this year. Learn more about how the Move-Out Donation Drive is coordinated on our history page.


2015 Benefitting Organizations

For More Information

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