Ditch the Dumpster

Res Hall Clean-Out Drive

May 8 - 17, 2015

RESULTS: Nearly 23,000 lbs of household items were collected and donated to the local Rescue Mission and Salvation Army this year! Stay tuned for E-Waste and Food Donation numbers.


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!

As you clean out your room, place unwanted items in the color-coded boxes next to the RA office in your building. Mohawk Hall: Blue bin is in the lobby, Red & Brown bins are in the Great Room.

Drive-In, Drop-Off E-Waste Drive

Sunday, May 10, 2015

2:00 to 4:00pm

Faculty, staff and students who live off campus are encouraged to drop off unwanted electronic items at the loading dock between the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center and Rafuse Residence Hall. All electronics will be safely and responsibly recycled (and formatted with a Department Of Defense level memory wipe) through our partnership with Geodis in Endicott, NY, or refurbished by Binghamton University students participating in the Bridging the Digital Divide Program, which offers computer literacy classes and refurbished computers on loan to the greater Binghamton community. No loose batteries, light bulbs, ink cartridges, refrigerators or microwaves can be accepted. Only personally purchased items please—no property bought with NY State funds can be accepted.

What can be donated?

(brown bins)
  Household Items
(red bins)
(blue bins)
  • All working and non-working electrical and electronic devices
  • Cameras
  • Music Players
  • Computers,* Monitors, Printers, Keyboards, Mouse, etc.
  • Tablets
  • All cords
  • Clocks
  • Charging stations
  • Gaming systems
  • Cell phones
  • No state-purchased property, loose ink cartridges, light bulbs or loose batteries
  • 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
E-Waste will be recycled by Geodis or refurbished for community use by Bridging the Digital Divide   Household Items will be donated to the Rescue Mission and Salvation Army    Food will be donated to CHOW

 * Recycled/refurbished computers will receive a Department of Defense level wipe of memory

Learn more about each organization receiving items: Geodis, Bridging the Digital Divide ProgramSalvation Army, Rescue Mission, Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW)



Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Life, Bridging the Digital Divide Program, Geodis, BU-CollectIT, Physical Facilities


Contact Us

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

Last Updated: 9/22/15