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.
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 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.