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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 25, 2016

Reduce waste, benefit the community during Big Green Move Out

As the school year winds down and students are moving away for the summer, Northwest Missouri State University wants students to “think green” before tossing belongings into a trash container during the annual Big Green Move Out through Monday, May 2.

Bins are stationed at every residence hall for students to leave clothes and other belongings they might otherwise throw away.

Students also may place donations in blue bins, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County, located at the north Dollar General, Walmart, Hy-Vee and Sutherlands. For large pickups, students should call 660.254.1665.

Big Green Move Out is sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County, St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Northwest Residence Hall Association, The Ministry Center, Bearcats Going Green and Northwest.

Acceptable clothing, media and household items


Furniture items

Individuals interested in donating furniture items should call 816.279.5607 to schedule a pickup. St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore will pick up items Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29. Acceptable furniture items include:

Food donations

Non-perishable food items are being accepted By Second Harvest and may be taken to the Maryville Ministry Center, located at 971 S. Main St. For center hours, call 660.582.6649.

Collection boxes also are located inside every Northwest residence hall and The Station.


Unacceptable items

Items that will not be accepted during the Big Green Move Out include mattresses, box springs, computers or accessories, hazardous materials, flammable products, weapons, auto parts and TVs.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468