Patriot Packout (PPO)

Patriot Packout (PPO) is Mason’s annual end-of-the year donation initiative. PPO provides on-campus donation resources for all students, faculty, and staff affected by move-out. PPO diverts usable items from trash and redistributes them to Mason students, faculty/staff, and community members who can benefit from them. 

PPO is made possible with the support of volunteers and Mason partners! Join us to make this year’s move-out even more sustainable!  


All Patriot Packout volunteer opportunities are featured on our University Sustainability Volunteer Portal.



We accept all donated items that are in gently used, like new, or new condition 

Bikes, Scooters, and Skateboards 

  • Bring to donation locations. If you can’t bring your bike to a donation location, email a photo of your bike and its bike rack location.   

Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories 

  • All items must be clean and bagged separately.  

Non-Perishable Food and Toiletry Supplies 

  • Food and toiletry supplies must be unused/unopened and not expired or close to expiration. 

Textbooks, Testing Supplies, and Art Supplies  

  • Fragile items must be boxed separately, all testing supplies must be unused/unopened. 

Home Goods 

  • Fabric/fragile items must be bagged or boxed separately. 

Small Appliances and Electronics 

  • Fragile items must be boxed separately 

Small Furniture and Equipment 

  • Mirrors must be unbroken, and all furniture must be assembled. 

Your donations benefit Mason’s Patriot Packout partners: Parking and Transportation, Trans Clothing Closet, LGBTQ+ Resources Center, Patriot Pantry, Art Supplies Sharing Closet, and Computing and Engineering Diversity Resource and Information Center (CEDRIC).  

Donation items Patriot Packout partners need to support Mason Patriots are included below. 


Waste disposal information is provided for residents of Mason’s residence halls and folks disposing of their waste at any of the university’s campuses.   

Standard Waste Streams: 

Drop-Off Only Waste Streams:

Drop-Off Only Disposal Locations