WYMO Program

The annual "When You Move Out, Don't Throw It Out" (WYMO) program began at BGSU in 2002, and is a campus-wide reuse and waste-reduction initiative!

The purpose of the WYMO Program is to provide students with a place to donate their unwanted, still-usable items as they're moving out of apartments or residence halls, to prevent these items from getting sent to a landfill and to make those items avaliable to those who need and can use them.


Email us at greenbg@bgsu.edu.

April 9-26
WYMO Donation/Collection Box Locations:


All Residence Halls


Greek Townhouses

Summer Campus Features

BTSU Lobby

Entry gates, pictured here, are the main way customers gain access to Amazon Just Walk Out technology-powerd stores.


ATTENTION: WYMO volunteers needed!  We are seeking volunteers for April and May. It takes a large group of volunteers to make this program possible. A variety of shifts and volunteer positions will be available.

Look for this opportunity through BGSUserves

Items that students can donate includes:

  • Clothing/shoes of any kind
  • Non-perishable food (use up those extra falcon dollars to buy food to donate!)
  • Personal items/toiletries
  • Electronics and kitchen appliances
  • Household items
  • Books
  • Games
  • Sporting goods
  • Small furniture
  • Decorations/whatnots
  • Cleaning/office supplies
  • ANYTHING still usable that anyone who is moving out of their residence hall, Greek townhouse, or apartment is willing to donate!

WYMO has benefited multiple non-profits in the past including:

  • Ashera's Garden
  • Aurora Project
  • BGSU Falcon Food Pantry
  • BGSU Sustainability programs
  • BG City Schools
  • 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:

  • 2023 - 21,248 lbs
  • 2022 - 19,092 lbs
  • 2021 - 19,247 lbs
  • 2020 - Limited Collection*
  • 2019 - 26,580 lbs
  • 2018 - 23,800 lbs
  • 2017 - 18,727 lbs
  • 2016 - 17,591 lbs
  • 2015 - 16,286 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.

Updated: 04/02/2024 02:44PM