Donation Diversion Drives

Recently in an effort to increase our sustainability efforts and divert some material out of landfills we have started a concerted effort to hold campus-wide drives. For all of the materials that we collect we look for a local outlet to accept those goods. Typically, they will be local nonprofits that do work here in Lowell.

donation-driveDuring the 2014 Earth Week and Spring Dorm Move-Out we collected electronics, food, clothing and more. All of these items were donated to organizations and businesses in Lowell. 

  • 1100+ pounds of electronics were picked up by Northeast Material Handling, a recycling center in Lowell, for sustainable disposal. 
  • Nearly 600 pounds of packaged and canned food was donated to the House of Hope Lowell, which provides daily meals and shelter for homeless families. 
  • Nearly 85 pounds of towels and linens were donated to the Lowell Humane Society for use in the daily care of animals. 
  • Clothing, shoes, select electronics, and various household goods (totaling over 1600 pounds) were all donated to The Wish Project Lowell which helps numerous families by providing them with the necessary goods and materials to meet basic household needs. 
  • Also, during Earth Week we collected bottles and cans with a 5-cent redemption and redeemed them at a Lowell Redemption Center, the proceeds went back into our Community Garden.

List of Locations for Drive Drop-offs

When collection drives occur, signs will be posted and a link to this page will be provided. Below you will find a list of where donation bins can be found.


East Campus

Building Location
Bourgeois Lobby
Donahue Lobby
Fox Lobby
Inn and Conf. Center Lobby
University Crossing Lobby
University Suites Lobby
Wannalancit Lobby

North Campus

Building Location
Ball Food Court/Lecture Halls
Cumnock Basement    
Eames Lobby
Falmouth 3rd Floor
Kitson 3rd Floor
Lydon Library Lobby
Olney Basement
Olney 1st Floor
Olsen Lobby
Perry 2nd Floor
Southwick Dining
Southwick 3rd Floor

South Campus

Building Location
Coburn Lobby
Dugan Lobby
Durgin Lobby
HSSB Lobby
McGauvran Lobby
O'Leary Library Lobby
Riverside Suites Lobby
Sheehy/Concordia The Link-Lobby
South Dining Lobby
Weed Lobby