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Move-Out Community Give Back Days is Back!

The largest annual donation event in Southeast Ohio returns May 10th and 11th to the Athens County Fairgrounds. Ohio University, the City of Athens, the Athens County Fair-board, and multiple non-profit organizations have come together to make it easy for students to donate non-perishable food, clothes, gently used furniture, and more. On-campus and off-campus donation sites will allow students to donate their items. Donation sites located in residence halls will be available on April 17th. Community Give Back Days starts May 10th, 5 pm-8 pm and ends May 11th, 9 am-11 am. The Move-Out Community Give Back Days are open to all, and all items are free. To learn more about Move-Out and Community Give Back Days, click here.



Athens & Hocking County Spring 2023 Recycling Days

The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District will host this year’s Athens & Hocking County Recycling Days. Drop off your unwanted Items such as household goods, appliances, furniture, clothing, e-waste, and much more for free. Items accepted for a fee include flat-screen TVs, tube TVs, fluorescent tubes, compact bulbs, and tires. To learn more, click here.

  • Athens County Recycling Day: Sat. April 22, 9 am – 1 pm @ Athens Co. Fairgrounds
  • Hocking County Recycling Day: Sat May 20, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm @ Hocking Co. Fairgrounds

For more information, email AHSWD at or call 740-753-6885


Game Day Challenge Results

As part of the Gameday Challenge, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service members, the Climate and Sustainability Ambassadors, Campus Recycling, and community members tabled and helped Bobcat fans dispose of their trash. After the game, all waste was sorted, and the stands were picked of litter. With 56% of the waste recovered, 80% was recycled, and 20% was composted. To read more about the Game Challenge, click here

trash sorting with volunteers

 Visiting Hours

Monday- 8:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday- 8:30am-11:30am

Wednesday- 8:30am-3:30pm

Thursday- 8:30am-11:30am 

Friday- 8:30am-3:30pm 

We are closed during weekends and major holidays. If our front doors are shut and locked, we are not accepting visitors at that time. Please do not drop off items unless approved by management.

Questions or concerns? Email


80% Sustainability Goal

Ohio University has set a goal of recycling 80% of all waste generated. Campus Recycling is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, troubleshooting and upgrading the recycling and solid waste at all campus buildings and grounds areas. Within these areas are 4,000 recycling units in residence halls consisting of 16,000 bins; 350 bins in apartments; and recycling containers in all offices and other areas in academic, administrative and support areas.