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Cornell University

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 50 tons of reusable items from the waste stream, the annual Dump & Run sale raised more than $80,000 in fall 2023 for local charitable organizations, primarily Cops, Kids & Toys, to assist with local families during the holiday season.


This year's Dump & Run sale took place for Cornell students and college/university students from Monday, August 14th through Thursday, August 17th. The general public was also welcome to shop Dump and Run from Friday, August 18th through Sunday, August 20th.

Check back with us in the spring for next year's collection information and next summer's sale dates.

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.