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

2021 Results

We received 5,936 pounds of donations this year. 

More Donation Drive Results

2021 Benefitting Organizations

How Residents Can Give

Visit our resident webpage for all the how-to's and look out for donations carts placed in your hall by the end of week 8. The donations help our local nonprofits and those in our community who are in need, plus it benefits the environment by promoting the reuse of materials!

Resident Donation Details

How We Do It

Labeled donation carts are located on the ground floor, which accept non-perishable food, toiletries, clothing, bedding, and small housewares. Extra recycle carts are added in the final weeks while cardboard and trash continue to be collected outdoors. 

Residents are made aware of the upcoming donation drive starting about one month in advance. Info is provided via an informational door hanger posted on every room door, abundant signage inside the halls, large posters at each UHDS service center, notices in the Campus Living eNewsletter, presentations to the East, South, and West Side Area Councils, posts on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Ecologue blog), and a web page made just for residents.

For More Information

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