Exiting Binghamton University students are being encouraged to donate rather than dump.

Collection bins are in place in each residence hall on the Vestal campus through May 29 for students to easily donate unwanted household items, textbooks and non-perishable food.

The effort, dubbed: “Ditch the Dumpster” looks to coordinate on-campus groups for the benefit of the Binghamton area community.

Household items are being donated to the Salvation Army and the Rescue Mission while food goes to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse.

The program last year resulted in over 29,600 pounds of donated household and food items.