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April 26, 2019

Students encouraged to reduce waste, help community during annual Big Green Move Out

As the academic year comes to an end and students are moving away for the summer, Northwest Missouri State University and the Maryville community are partnering to encourage students to “think green” before trashing belongings during the annual Big Green Move Out.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County annually sponsors the initiative, in collaboration with Northwest and Bearcats Go Green, a student organization for students interested in recycling and sustainability initiatives.

The Big Green Move Out invites students to donate clothing, media and household items. Drop-off bins are located in residence halls as well as Dollar General, Sutherlands, Hy-Vee, Walmart and Bearcat Lumber in Maryville.

Acceptable items include clothes, shoes, clothing accessories, bedding, books, purses, wallets, games, movies, CDs and household items such as lamps, decorations, dishes and utensils. A complete list of acceptable items is provided below.

Cardboard, paper, plastic and glass materials may be discarded in the recycling bins at Northwest’s recycling center, located north of Donaldson Westside Park on Country Club Road. 

Non-perishable food donations may be delivered to local food banks, including the Bearcat Food Pantry or the Ministry Center at 971 S. Main St. in Maryville.


Acceptable clothing, media and household items


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215