Students' Unwanted Items Benefit YMCA in Move-Out Program

As Radford University students break down their residence hall rooms or apartments before leaving for the summer break, they can donate usable items to the YMCA during the campus move-out recycling program, called Ytoss, rather than trash them.   

From Tuesday, May 1, through Thursday, May 3, volunteers will collect clothing, furniture, housewares and other gently used room or apartment items at collection points set up across campus. Collection locations will be prominently marked in each of the RU campus quads.

YToss drop off location

Items donated during the Ytoss move-out recycling project will go to the YMCA for resale.

Radford University’s spring 2011 Ytoss recycling campaign generated more than five tons of furniture and other household items, said Stan Wilkinson, the university’s recycling coordinator, diverting it from the landfill and benefitting the YMCA at Virginia Tech, which serves the greater New River Valley area.  The YMCA Thrift Store in the Radford Shopping Plaza will offer recycled items collected during Ytoss for sale during the move-in period before the fall 2012 semester, said Sarah Hanks, associate director of the YMCA. 

Those interested in volunteering to help the Y collect items can sign up online, call the YMCA at (540) 961-9622 or email their interest to Hanks.