Have items that you no longer need but are still in good condition? By donating to the campus thrift store or Green Move Out efforts, your items will find a new home. Lafayette is committed to achieving a 40% diversion rate from the landfill by 2030 and 60% by 2035, and participating in the thrift store is one way you can help reach our goals.

What kind of items are eligible for donation?


Appliances New or gently used clothing
Books Non-perishable unopened food
Carpets Small furniture
Cleaning supplies School supplies
Dishes Toiletries
Linens Used cap and gown

Where do I put new or gently used items?

  • Collection of these items occurs during Green Move Out at the end of the spring semester.
  • Green bins will be placed in each residence hall, Farinon, Marquis, and RISC (outside room 203) where students can place items to be donated.
  • Place bigger items in the Pod containers located at Conway, March Field, Ruef, Bailey Health Center, and Watson Courts.
  • During the semester, if you have items you no longer need, please reach out to sustainability@lafayette.edu to see if the on-campus thrift store has the availability to accept your items.