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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 22, 2015

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 wants students to “think green” before tossing belongings into a trash container during the annual Big Green Move Out.

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 660.853.1939.

Last year's collection in Northwest Residence Halls alone resulted in 1,040 pounds of food donated to the Ministry Center, 2,300 pounds of clothing items donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters and four box trucks of furniture for Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

This year’s Big Green Move Out is sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County, St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the city of Maryville, Northwest Residence Hall Association, Northwest Facility Services and Bearcats Going Green.

Acceptable clothing, media and household items


Furniture items

Individuals interested in donating furniture items should call 816.387.7302 to schedule a pickup. St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore will pick up items between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday April, 28, and Thursday, April 30. 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.


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 and auto parts.

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