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Your Stuff, Your Cause: Dump & Run: A community recycling event

When in doubt, don’t throw it out! On Dump & Run: May Collection Days, the University YMCA collects reusable items from move out and spring-cleaning. Bring accepted items to the University YMCA from May 12-23. 

Each year, the University Y’s Dump & Run program:

  • reduces litter and consumer waste
  • saves space in landfills
  • lowers dumping costs for certified housing and apartments
  • provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase at the Big Sale in the fall
  • and acts as a major fundraiser for the University YMCA

Volunteer 6+ hours at Dump & Run and get first dibs at the August pre-sale! 

When are upcoming collections? 

May 2014 Collection Days (at University YMCA):

Monday, May 12th–Wednesday, May 14th: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, May 15th: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, May 16th–Saturday, May 17th: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, May 19th–Wednesday, May 21st: 9am-4 p.m.
Thursday, May 22nd: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, May 23rd: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bring all accepted items to the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign (Corner of Wright & Chalmers). For furniture pick-up, contact Alica at [email protected] or at 217-337-1500.

In August, we’ll collect your stuff again and sell the items at the BIG SALE on August 23rd and 24th at the U of I Stock Pavilion. All proceeds benefit the Univeristy YMCA’s work to develop tomorrow’s cause-driven leaders today.

What can I donate? 

We collect furniture, dishes, glassware, pots & pans, small household appliances, computers, electronics, bicycles, office & school supplies, nearly-new clothing, books, toiletries, lawn & garden, artwork, vinyl & cds, musical instruments, sporting equipment & other household goods.

We do NOT collect televisions, paint, child/infant car seats, stoves, washers, dryers, non-working electronics & computer parts, sleeper sofas, mattresses, televisions, or large exercise equipment.

The University YMCA reserves the right to refuse any donation offered, based on but not limited to, its size, weight, and condition

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