Move Out


How to Do It

Every year BU diverts tons of good stuff during Move Out. Last spring it was 99.66 tons to be exact. Let’s continue that legacy by helping sustainability@BU, Residence Life and Goodwill collect used items. Stop by your ResLife office for a collection bag, fill it up with items you no longer need, and deposit it in one of the 14 designated locations on campus or at the Goodwill store on Comm. Ave now through December 20.

Bin Locations

Claflin Hall
Sleeper Hall
Rich Hall
1019 Comm. Ave.
10 Buick Street
33 Harry Agganis Way
Warren Towers
The Towers
Kilachand Hall
Danielsen Hall
Myles Standish Hall
509 Park Dr.
518 Park Dr.
575 Comm. Ave.
CELOP, 890 Comm. Ave.

Or drop off at the Goodwill store: 965 Comm. Ave. in the designated BU bin.


  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Housewares
  • Fans
  • Linens/Towels
  • Blankets
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Accessories
  • Textbooks (Next to the Goodwill bins, Barnes &Noble will provide boxes for book collection)

Don’t Bring

  • Furniture
  • Plants
  • Beds
  • Refrigerators
  • Toiletries
  • Food

In order to reduce waste during the move-out period, Boston University has partnered with Goodwill Industries since spring 2010. The program gives students the opportunity to donate unwanted goods to Goodwill during the last month of the academic year. Collection bins are placed in fifteen convenient locations throughout campus so that students may have easy access to drop-off areas. Goodwill collects clothing and other goods from each location and then sells those items in stores to support important local job training and youth programs.

Goodwill, not Landfill is now implemented at the end of each semester to capture all the good stuff students leave behind when they move out of their dorms. The program diverted 99.66 tons of good stuff from landfills during the spring of 2014.  Since May 2009 this program has diverted 354 tons of clothing, electronics, and housewares from the landfill.

Goodwill Tonnage Graph 15

Donating clothing and household items diverts waste from landfills and reduces CO2 emissions – furthering Boston University’s commitment to sustainability. By donating these items to Goodwill, you are supporting a local, non-profit organization which sells used items – making them affordable for the public. Profits from local Goodwill stores are then used to support Goodwill’s employment, training, and social programs.



Students making donations at Warren Towers