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Ditch the Dumpster

Res Hall Clean-Out Drive
May 12-22, 2017

Don't throw away--reuse & recycle! Help us reduce the negative impacts of waste and other discarded items on our environment and make Binghamton University even greener! 29,613 lbs of household items and food were collected and donated during last year's drive! Help us surpass that number this year!

As you clean out your room, place unwanted items in the color-coded boxes next to the RA office in your building.

What can be donated?

Household Items
(red bins)
(blue bins)
(green bins)
  • Gently Used Clothing
  • Unopened Toiletries
  • Bedding
  • Decorations
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Dishes
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Books
  • Refrigerators
  • Lamps
  • Microwaves
  • No broken or worn-out items
  • Canned Goods
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Easy-Mac
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Prepackaged Snacks
  • No perishable items (nothing that must be refrigerated or goes stale or rots quickly)
  • Food must be unopened and in its original packaging
  • College textbooks in good condition with copyright in the last 10 years
  • Paperbacks and novels used in academic courses
  • No course packets, maga-zines, romances, pop fiction, self-help books, etc.
  • Light high-lighting and underlining is acceptable
Household Items will be donated to the Rescue Mission and Salvation Army    Food will be donated to CHOW   Textbooks will be donated to Books for Africa via BetterWorld Books


No e-waste will be accepted this year. However, unwanted functioning laptop and desktop computers may be dropped off at the CCE office (UU-137) to be refurbished as part of our Bridging the Digital Divide Project.

Learn more about each organization receiving items: Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW), Books for Africa, Better World Books


Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Life, Physical Facilities

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact the Center for Civic Engagement at, (607) 777-4287, University Union 137.

Last Updated: 12/13/17