When You Move Out, Don’t Throw It Out

For 2021 WYMO will be donating 100% of collected items to local charities!

This year marks BGSU’s Office of Campus Sustainability’s 20th annual "When You Move Out, Don’t Throw It Out" (WYMO) program, a campus-wide reuse and waste-reduction initiative! WYMO collects still-usable items from students as they're moving out to prevent these items from getting sent to a landfill.

Attention WYMO Volunteers- Click here to Sign Up!

The Office of Campus Sustainability is seeking volunteers to help collect and process donations from residence halls as students move out at the end of the semester. Help us serve our local community and protect the environment, and earn service hours while doing it!

Items that WYMO collects include:

  • Clothing
  • Non-perishable food (use up those extra falcon dollars to buy food to donate!)
  • Personal items
  • Electronics
  • Household items
  • Books
  • Games
  • Sporting goods
  • Small furniture
  • Decorations
  • Cleaning/Office supplies
  • ANYTHING still usable that anyone who is moving out of their residence hall or apartment is willing to donate!

WYMO has benefited multiple non-profits such as:

  • Ashera's Garden
  • Aurora Project
  • Better World Books
  • Brown Bag Food Project
  • CASA Program
  • Children's Resource Center
  • Clothesline
  • Cocoon Shelter
  • Cocoon Shelter Food Bank
  • Defiance County Furniture Bank
  • Easter Seals
  • First Step Family Violence Intervention Center
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Food Recovery Network
  • Fostoria Baptist Church
  • Goodwill
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Humane Society
  • The Link
  • Lutheran Home of Mercy
  • Perrysburg Heights Community Association
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Aloysius Church
  • St. Mark's Lutheran
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society
  • Many individual groups and families in need

Collection by the Numbers:

  • 2020 - Null Data
  • 2019 - 26,580.0 lbs
  • 2018 - 23,800.0 lbs
  • 2017 - 18,727.0 lbs
  • 2016 - 17,590.6 lbs
  • 2015 - 16,285.8 lbs

A truncated collection took place in the Spring of 2020, which was impacted by early student departure due to COVID-19 and other issues. While all donations were distributed to local food pantries and nonprofits, no weights are available.