The Great Move-Out Results

Official results are in: OSU residents donated 3,763 pounds  –  1.9 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! Despite the fact that our typical Move-Out procedures were altered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Recycling and Surplus Property were still able to offer residents the opportunity to donate their belongings as an alternative […]

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July 23, 2020

Official results are in: OSU residents donated 3,763 pounds  –  1.9 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive!

Despite the fact that our typical Move-Out procedures were altered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Recycling and Surplus Property were still able to offer residents the opportunity to donate their belongings as an alternative to throwing them away. 

Early in Spring term, when we realized that many residents were moving out earlier than expected, we placed two carts in each residence hall. Those carts stayed in the halls all term and were collected periodically by our team. The donations were kept in storage for a period of time in order to ensure the safety of our employees. Due to these safety precautions and limited donations we received, we did not sort donations into our typical categories and instead worked with Teen Challenge, who was able to accept non-sorted donations. A small portion of the donations was also kept to sell at the OSUsed Store in order to recoup the costs of the move-out program. 

Even though we did not collect as much as we have in previous years, we can all be proud of the 1.9 tons that were donated this year. We are extremely grateful to everyone who donated, as well as the staff that helped make the Great Move-Out happen!

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!

Learn a bit about how the program is typically coordinated, and learn more about the organizations that received donations on our Donation Drive webpage.

The Great Move-Out Donation Drive is an annual event coordinated by Campus Recycling in collaboration with Surplus Property, University Housing and Dining, and Student Life.

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