Green Move-Out

Green Move-Out, a major university initiative, makes the residence hall move-out process more environmentally- and community-friendly through a multifaceted donation drive. During move-out, students drop items such as bedding and linens, non-perishable food items, clothing, and books in boxes in residence halls labeled with a Green Move-Out sticker. These items are then bagged and donated to local charity partners.

This initiative is only made possible through the support of an unprecedented partnership of students, staff, and faculty volunteers, and sponsors.

Green Move-Out occurs every May. Questions regarding Green Move-Out can be emailed to: [email protected].

What We Collect

Clothing, Bedding, Linens, and Household Goods

  • Donation boxes for clothes, shoes, and other textiles are provided in most residence halls.  Certain household items: including bedding, linens, and kitcheware are collected in residence halls where space allows for approiate donation boxes. 

Non-Perishable Foods

  • Donation boxes for unopened, nonperishable food are provided in most residence halls.

Books and Media

  • Donation boxes for books, DVDs, Video games, and CDs are provided in most residence halls.

What We Are Not Collecting

  • Furniture
  • Foam or eggshell style mattress pads
  • Opened or perishable food
  • Large electronics and Televisions
  • Soiled or stained bedding and clothes
  • Any breakable glass item

Green Move-Out Charity Partners

  • Community Recycling 
  • Love and Light 
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • Afghan Student Association
  • GW Veterans
  • Better World Books

Interested in being a Green Move-Out Volunteer?  Visit GW Housing e-Services to sign up for volunteer shifts.