The YMCA at Virginia Tech coordinates YTOSS, one of the largest sustainability initiatives on campus. Each year, the program collects gently-used items from the dorms during the student move-out days.  The items are then made available to incoming students during the fall move-in sale at Cassell Coliseum on Virginia Tech’s campus. ALL the profits support the YMCA Student Programs.

The 2022 Y-toss Collection will be held on Virginia Tech’s campus, May 6-11, 10am-7pm.

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Call 540-961-9622 or email with questions or to get involved!


  • Furniture
    • Desk hutches
    • Shelves
    • Chairs
    • Etc.
  • Electronics
    • Microwaves
    • Refrigerators
    • Lights
    • Fans
    • Computers, tablets, etc. (remember to unlock and/or wipe memory)
  • Dishes, bathroom caddies, ironing boards, mirrors
  • Bicycles, skate boards, etc.
  • Clothes
  • Pictures, posters, decorations
  • Etc.  most items that are in good condition!


  • Broken furniture
  • Broken electronics – these can be taken to the Y Center / Thrift Shop location for responsible Electronics Recycling
  • Foam or Cloth Mattress Toppers
  • Clothes that are worn out, ripped, modified, dirty or stained
  • Carpets that are bigger than 5’x7’
  • Carpets that are stained, ripped, damaged, or worn
  • Bed sheets and bed pillows (we do accept decorative pillows as long as they are not stained, ripped, damaged, or worn



Oak Lane – Pod will be placed on the grass at the West end of the T-Section at the Oak Lane community entrance.
Vawter – Pod will be placed on the grass area between Vawter Hall and Newman Hall.
Miles – Pod will be placed on the grass area between Miles and Johnson Hall.
Pritchard – Pod will be placed on Dietrick Field.
Lee – Pod will be placed in a service vehicle parking spot.
West AJ – Pod will be placed on the grass area just south of West AJ Hall.
Slusher – Pod will be placed on green patch just south of Slusher Hall by the emergency pole.
Payne – Pod will be placed on the grass courtyard just south of Payne Hall.

Since the first collection, with the help of our partners, sponsors and volunteers, YTOSS has:

    • Diverted more than 100 tons of gently used household items from the waste stream
    • Engaged over 1300 community volunteers in service to students and families
    • Generated over $60,000 to support student-led programs that nurture the potential of youth and teens, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families, and inspire social responsibility throughout the New River Valley.
    • Contributed to Virginia Tech’s ranking as a Silver member of the Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2008.


Live Sustainably Year Round

Stop by the YMCA Thrift Shop on 1000 N. Main St. in Blacksburg to find great deals throughout the year. The YMCA Thrift Shop in Blacksburg provide new life for tons of clothing, electronics, furniture, holiday items, and more – including the area’s largest selection of used books! We also recycle nearly 200 tons of batteries, broken electronics, and textiles for the community.

– Continue  the cycle of volunteerism and sustainability by contributing to this year’s Ytoss! Volunteers and donors will receive coupons redeemable at the Ytoss Sale and the YMCA Thrift Shop.

– Be sure to Like the YMCA at Virginia Tech and Ytoss on facebook, sign up for our newsletter, or call 540-552-2633 to stay up-to-date on monthly Thrift Shop sales and specials!


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