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Dump & Run 2024 Announcement

Posted by Daphne Hulse on May 1, 2024

  Dump & Run - Donate Unwatnted Items During Move-Out!

The university’s end-of-the-semester Dump & Run®  event returns next week, making it easy for students and others on campus to donate unwanted personal items at the end of the semester.

From Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12, eight 20′ x 8′ mobile storage units will be placed near residence halls where individuals can donate extra or gently used items by putting them into bulk boxes inside the containers. Visit the F&S website to view a map of container locations and a list of accepted and prohibited items. Unopened, nonperishable food will also be accepted this year at each site. 

All donations will be collected by local participating charities the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, and Salt & Light. In 2023, more than 19,780 pounds of goods were kept from reaching the landfill and returned to the local circular economy thanks to participants.

Dump & Run is a collaboration between the University YMCA, University Housing, and F&S to achieve campus sustainability goals, such as reaching zero waste targets and preventing trash from reaching waterways and landscapes. For more information, contact Daphne Hulse, 217-333-7550.



University Property Notice



The transfer of university property will not be allowed. The management or disposal of university-procured items must be in accordance with all applicable State of Illinois and U of I policies and guidelines (e.g., FABweb and the University Surplus Warehouse). For more information about those processes and operations, go to

Dump & Run is a registered trademark of the University YMCA.