Y Toss

Donate, Volunteer, and Live Sustainably

Y-Toss Pre-Sale
We’ve selected some of our most popular finds to be available online for pre-sale.
Buy now and pick up during move-in for a safe and convenient experience.
Online pre-sale ends Sunday, August 16th at 5pm. 


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.

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 Sliver member of the Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2008.


The 2020 Y-toss Sale will be held in Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum, August 17-20, 2020, 9am-5pm daily.  Like the Ytoss event on Facebook to stay up to date, and call 540-961-9622 or email outreach@vtymca.org with questions or to get involved!

Live Sustainably Year Round

– *NEW* BIN Program: Y-toss is also sponsoring a new Residential Bin Collection Program. Bins are available throughout the year in various residence halls to collect any gently-used items. The items are then donated to the YMCA to help provide funding for various community and outreach programs!

– If you missed the Ytoss Sale – never fear! Stop by the YMCA Thrift Shop on 1000 N. Main St. in Blacksburg to find great deals throughout the year. The YMCA Thrift Shops in Blacksburg and Radford 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 next 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, visit our web-page or call 540-552-2633 to stay up-to-date on monthly Thrift Shop sales and specials!


Email outreach@vtymca.org for additional information.

The Y-toss Program is looking for volunteers to help check in on the Y-toss Collection PODS. Volunteers will check in on the PODS containers to ensure that all the space is being maximized. We are asking volunteers to practice social isolation and not to make contact with students/parents who are making donations. We are also supplying cleaning items and hand sanitizer for everyone’s safety. To sign up, please click the button below.