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.
This year OSU exceeded it's goal by donating 32,313lbs!
OSU has generally been increasing the weight of donations since 2010. Most of the donation increase this year came from clothing (39% increase) and food (14% increase).
We received extensive media coverage from local news agencies like KEZI 9 News, KVAL News and the Gazette-Times which helped boost our outreach and awareness of the event. (Clicking on the highlighted links will take you to the featured articles).
There was a general decrease in wood and housewares from last year. Reasons for this decrease are unknown, but may be due to more students taking these items home with them or fewer students using loft kits as compared to previous years.
Overall, we are very pleased with the results from this year's drive and thank our students and partners for their participation. Special thanks to the many volunteers and student-staff who donated their time and energy to collecting and sorting all of these donations.
Below you can view a chart comparing our donation weights from previous years.
2018 Benefitting Organizations
For More Information
Andrea Norris, 737-5398
Marketing & Development Coordinator, OSU Campus Recycling