Single stream recycling is supported in all academic buildings, residence halls, dining facilities, athletic facilities, student services buildings, administrative buildings, and outside on the campus grounds. Not sure what you can recycle? Check out the Virginia Tech Facilities Department's guide here.

Recycling batteries and E-Waste

The Envioronmental Student Organization (ESO) collects used household batteries, 9-volts, and electronic batteries from several locations around campus, including several residential spaces. Collection stations can be found in the Newman mail room and at the front desks of the AJ and Peddrew-Yates lobbies. For more information please contact club president Napur Sheth at

Donating gently used clothing, books, and electronics

We want what you got!

The annual end of year Y-toss collection isn’t the only way keep items you can no longer use out of the waste stream. The YMCA at Virginia Tech has partnered with Housing and Residence Life to place collection bins in nine residence hall spaces on campus. These bins are a great way to donate small items like books, clothing, and small electronics. The items collected will be available to other Hokies during the Y-toss sale each fall.

Have questions? Please contact Enrique Rebolledo at or Gwyneth Manser at

Looking for a donation bin?

Check out the map below for our donation locations in our campus residence halls. 


Y-toss Pcollection bin poster