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Fall and Frights the Waste Watchers Way

As we step into the new season of fall, it’s important to find ways to reduce your waste at home. From getting into the Halloween spirit, to fighting the scariest monster of all –food waste– here are some tips to help you reduce your waste this fall by getting crafty in the kitchen, composting, and […]

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 […]

2019 Great Move-Out Results

Official results are in: OSU residents donated over 22,533 pounds  – 11 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 9,980 pounds of housewares 3,119 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 9,034 pounds of clothing, linens, and shoes 400 pounds of loft kit wood This is quite a decrease […]

Calling all OSU departments: free office supplies!

If you belong to a department on campus, a government agency, or a nonprofit that needs extra supplies for your offices, visit the Surplus warehouse (a.k.a. the OSUsed Store) between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays. The store carries computers and computer accessories, furniture (chairs, desks, file cabinets, tables, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, […]

OSU residents exceed expectations during Great Move-Out Donation Drive

Official results are in: OSU residents donated over 32,000 pounds  – 16 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 14,889 pounds of housewares 4,563 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 10,861 pounds of clothing, linens, and shoes 2,000 pounds of loft kit wood That’s a total of 32,313 […]

New Campus Recycling Guide

Due to significant changes in recycling markets, certain materials are no longer accepted in recycling bins around campus. Oregon State Campus Recycling has updated their acceptables list so that it corresponds with the requirements of OSU’s local recycling processor. Campus Recycling is gradually replacing outdated signage around campus and replacing it with corrected signage that […]

Annual RecycleMania Competition 2017: UPCOMING EVENTS

RecycleMania is an annual 8-week recycling competition between universities, which runs February 5 – April 1 this year. Join thousands of college students across the nation  competing for the national recycling title, and help OSU beat UO! You can make it happen by recycling, composting and reducing your trash. 2017 Calendar Res. Hall Recycling Challenge: […]

Annual RecycleMania Competition 2017 Kicked-Off!

RecycleMania is an annual 8-week recycling competition between universities, which runs February 5 – April 1 this year. Join thousands of college students across the nation competing for the national recycling title, and help OSU beat UO! You can make it happen by recycling, composting and reducing your trash. 2017 Calendar Res. Hall Recycling Challenge: […]

Festival in the Quad: Celebrating Sustainability

Ready to kick off the school year 2016-17? Join the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, and the Student Sustainability Initiative for The Festival in the Quad along with 16 other Oregon State University groups that cover the pillars of Sustainability: Environmental, Economic, and Social. Meet University groups, roll in Matrix Balls, eat delicious local food and more! Who: […]

Beyond Earth Day is Coming!

Forty-six years ago, the first Earth Day celebration began. On that day at OSU, students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every year since, our annual celebration has been going strong for what will be the 16th consecutive year this year! Beyond Earth Day […]