Give + Go Green

The EcoReps, in conjunction with Columbia Housing, have organized the Give + Go Green campaign to help make donating your stuff to local charities easy during Check-Out. Simply bring your unwanted items to a drop-off location instead of throwing them in the trash. We take care of the rest. 

Donation bins are placed in select residence halls, with locations announced in the lead-up to Give + Go Green. In addition to donation bins, the EcoReps accept on-site donations at various campus locations in mid-May.

Give + Go Green 2020 will be held Tuesday, May 12 - Friday, May 15 at Wien Hall Lounge.

Items to Donate

Non-perishable food, kitchenware, appliances, accessories, books, small non-upholstered furniture, computers, and toiletries.

Supporting Local Charities

Non-perishable food items are donated to The Columbia Food Pantry. Textiles are collected and donated to Grad Bag, an organization that collects supplies from outgoing students and refurbishes items for low-income students.

For more information, email the EcoReps or visit their website.

Computer Reuse Program

Have a new computer? You can bring your old laptop, desktop, monitor, keyboard and mouse to Give + Go Green or 202 Philosophy Hall. Email askcuit for more details.

Conditions for acceptable donations:

  • Computer must not be older than 5 years
  • All equipment must be intact
  • Hard drive and battery must be working
  • Computer must be able to be turned on
  • Small cracks and scratches are ok; viruses or trojans are ok (we will remove them)

Other Donation Opportunities

In addition to donating through Give + Go Green, Columbia Housing residents wishing to recycle gently used clothing and shoes may deposit these items year-round in collection bins located across the residence halls. Visit the 'Donations' section of the Sustainability page for details and locations. Bins are provided by Wearable Collections, a NYC-based clothing recycling service that works to reduce textile waste. 

If you miss out on drop-off opportunities through Give + Go Green or the Wearable Collections bins, you can still turn your trash into someone else's treasure. Try Freecycle or Craigslist.