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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Master Recyclers and Oregon State University are teaming up for The Great Move-Out, a donation drive that invites OSU students to drop off items they no longer need when they move out at the end of the academic year. Donated items will go to local nonprofits for reuse

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday through Monday, June 12-14, at the parking lot adjacent to the OSUsed Store, 644 S.W. 13th St., corner of 13th and Washington streets.

Furniture, electronics, books, mattresses, linens, school supplies, clothing, shoes, kitchen goods, household wares and sealed, nonperishable food items and more may be donated. Items should be clean, dry and in good repair or working condition.

Volunteers will direct donors to areas in the parking lot where items will be unloaded and sorted. Donors are asked to wear masks at all times while on campus. 

OSU works each year to coordinate waste-reduction efforts during the student move-out period. In 2019, donations totaled more than 22,500 pounds of materials, which helped local nonprofits and people in the community in need while promoting the reuse of 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.”

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

For more information on the donation event, see the website at http://tiny.cc/donation-event. For more information on donation opportunities for students living on or off campus, see the website at http://tiny.cc/great-move.

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 36,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

Story By: 

Jennifer Moody


Andrea Norris, [email protected]; Rae DeLay, [email protected]


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