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Dump & Run

May 2014 Collection

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Cornell's Dump & Run program collects items from students leaving campus in May, and resells them to students moving in each August.  In addition to diverting tons of reusable items from the waste stream, the annual Dump & Run sale raises more than $50,000 a year for local charitable organizations.

Collection dates: May 12 June 1

Donations accepted:

Clothing & shoes
Furniture & organizational units
Working appliances & electronics
Household items (dishes, coat hangers, etc.)
Decorations & toys
Sporting goods
New toiletries
Non-perishable food

We cannot accept donations of mattresses, underwear, trash, anything broken, or opened food packaging.

On-campus collection box locations:

All undergraduate residential buildings
All graduate housing communities
Sororities & Fraternities
RPCC & Appel Commons
Vet School
Anabel Taylor Hall
Day Hall
Willard Straight Hall
Humphrey's Service Building

Off-campus pick-ups:

Live off campus?  We can pick up donations beginning May 14.  Please email with at least three days notice to set up an appointment.

August 2014 Sale

This year's Dump & Run sale will take place during Orientation Weekend Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 in Helen Newman Gym on North Campus.  The sale is free and open to the entire Cornell and Ithaca communities. Please check back for sale hours and details.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Cops, Kids & Toys; Loaves & Fishes Shelter Outreach Services; Finger Lakes ReUse; and the Cornell United Way Student Campaign.

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