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When I was writing this story, the old Billy Joel song and chorus “Moving Out” kept ringing in my ears.
Oregon State University (OSU) has for years been holding an annual Residence “Move-Out” Donation Drive, an effort to encourage students to donate (instead of throw-away) items while they move out/leave the dorms. This year OSU beat last year’s record and exceeded their 20,000-pound donation goal, a near doubling of the program in three years!
Donations collected included food, toiletries, bedding and linens, clothing, electronics, decor and other housewares. The 20,122 pounds collected was up from 17,558 in 2011 and 11,651 in 2010.
The material collected this year, by category:
For more information about the OSU recycling program, visit Recycle.OregonState.edu
by Pat Byington, Editor of The Green Register