The Great Move-Out: 2021 Edition

Oregon State University and Master Recyclers have joined forces to create The Great Move-Out, a donation drive for OSU students to bequeath  any unneeded items as they are moving out. All the items will then be passed to nearby nonprofits for reuse. 

Donations can include things such as mattresses, furniture, books, clothing, household items, and even nonperishable food. Whatever the thing may be, it should be clean, dry, and functional. 

To donate, swing by the parking lot near the OSUsed Store at 644 S.W. 13th St anywhere between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11 through Monday, June 14. 

Upon arrival, volunteers will direct donors where to go. Before showing up, make sure to grab your mask, as masks will be required. 

Each year during move-out, OSU coordinates waste-reduction efforts; in 2019 it was to the tune of 22,500 pounds of donated materials. 

“We are thrilled to have local Master Recyclers step up to coordinate with us to provide this service to OSU students,” said Andrea Norris, marketing and development coordinator with OSU Materials Management. “It provides a central donation location for students, keeps good items out of our landfill and redistributes goods to local nonprofits who benefit our community.” 

Some other participating organizations include the Linn Benton Master Recyclers, OSU Community Engagement and Leadership, OSU Materials Management, and Associated Students of Oregon State University. 

To find out more about the donation event, click here. For those living off campus, click here.  

By: Hannah Ramsey