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Dump & Run

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 $60,000 a year for local charitable organizations.

This year's Dump & Run sale will take place the weekends of August 13th and 14th with Dorm Shop items, August 20th and 21st with Clothing Shop items (and remaining dorm items), and August 27th and 28th, 2022.

Make an appointment at for the Dorm/Houseware Shop the week of August 15th-19th.

See the Dump & Run website for hours and location, and the Dump and Run Ithaca Facebook page for photos of some of the items available.

Donations are collected in May and June each year at on-campus collection box locations and via off-campus pickups.

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

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