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Housing move-out at Virginia Tech

“We want what you got!”

Coordinated by the YMCA at Virginia Tech, Y-toss is one of the largest sustainability events on Virginia Tech’s campus. Each year, the program collects gently used items, such as furniture and clothing, from the residence halls during student move out. Those items are then made available to students during a fall move-in sale at Cassell Coliseum at Virginia Tech. The items are available at greatly reduced prices, and all of the profits support the YMCA Student Programs.

Since the first collection, with the help of partners, sponsors and volunteers, Y-toss has diverted over 100 tons of gently used household items from the waste stream. At the same time the program has engaged over 1,300 community volunteers and generated over $60,000 to support student-led programs.

How does it work? Just bring your gently used items to any Y-toss drop-off location (listed below) from 11 AM - 7 PM from May 10-15, 2019. The YMCA will handle the rest!

Where can I drop items off?

You can browse the interactive map below to see where the YMCA has drop-off stations during move out:

Accepted Materials:

If you’ve got it we probably take it! Below are a few examples of items we accept:

  • Electronics: mini fridges, fans, lights, irons
  • Furniture: Ottomans, chairs, couches, mirrors,
  • Clothing, textiles, and bedding
  • Office and school supplies: books, notebooks, and binders

Have items you want to donate throughout the year, and not just during move out? Learn more about our year-round collection bins here.

Interested in volunteering, or learning more? Please visit the YMCA’s Y-toss website here, or contact Enrique Rebolledo at