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Its time for the Great Move Out!

May 24th, 2018

Last year during our Res. Hall Donation Drive we diverted more than 35,000 pounds of goods and materials from the landfill and donated them to local nonprofits. This year, we will be working both on-campus and off-campus again to divert and donate even more materials!

Each year our amazing volunteers help us to keep those materials out of the landfill and maintain our beautiful community. You can help us too!

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME!

On-Campus Volunteering

What: Campus Recycling, Surplus Property and UHDS are partnering to collect donations from residence halls. Shifts are available for collection (going out on trucks with our staff to collect recyclables and donated items) and sorting (working at the fairgrounds, accepting and sorting incoming items).

When: Various shifts are available June 11-19, from 8am-5pm

You can sign up here!

Off-campus Volunteering

What: OSU, the City of Corvallis, Republic Services, RPMG, and the Sustainability Coalition are partnering to maintain the cleanliness and livability of our community, and to help off-campus students responsibly donate and recycle unwanted items.

When: Various shift available on June 15 from 10am-5pm

You can sign up here!

Whether you live on or off campus you can easily donate your unwanted items!

On-campus:

Many residents find out they have more stuff than they can fit on the ride home. During the hustle and bustle of finals it is difficult to determine what you don’t need to take. Right now is a great time to start thinking about what you need! Next week (week 9) your hall will receive a donation bin that you can start adding your unwanted items to. Items can include:

  • Unopened, non-perishable food.
  • Unopened or mostly full toiletries.
  • Clean clothing, bedding and towels.
  • Household items (ie. decor, dishes, lamps, electronics).
  • Broken electronics, CDs/DVDs, ink cartridges (to be recycled).
  • Furniture and wooden loft kits. Place these next to the bins.

Check out our website for more details and how-to’s!

 Off-campus:

You can donate your unwanted items too! Simply bring them to the Grace Lutheran Church parking lot (on Kings & Harrison) on June 15th between 10am and 4pm.

Accepted items include: furniture, mattresses, electronics, books, school/office supplies, clothes, kitchen and household items.

For more info check out our website!

Thank you for helping us keep Corvallis clean and sustainable!

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