Res. Hall Move-Out Donation Drive

We exceeded our 22,000-pound goal, collecting an estimated 25,979 pounds of donationsOverview

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. To learn more about the results from previous years, click here.

2013 Results

An estimated total of 25,979 pounds of donations were collected, far exceeding our 22,000-pound goal! This was a 29% increase over last year.

Donations have increased every year since 2010

Donations have been increasing every year since 2010.

We suspect that the weight of the e-waste colleced likely went down due to differences in how it was categorized, as some may have been put into households. E-waste is not included in the total donations, as it was recycled rather than reused. Additional materials were also recycled or composted, but were not included here.

Category 2012 weight (lbs) 2013 weight (lbs) Percent increase
Wood 4,421 7,081 60%
Clothing, Linens, Shoes 5,525 7,283 39%
Food, Toiletries, School Supplies 2,517 2,693 7%
Housewares 7,932 8,922 12%
E-Waste 571 269 -53%
TOTAL Donations 20,122 25,979 29%

2013 Benefitting Organizations

2013 Photos

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