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YOUR STUFF. OUR CAUSE.

What is Dump & Run? Dump and Run keeps over 20 tons of used, quality goods out of Champaign-Urbana’s dumpsters and landfills each year. This project reduces litter and consumer waste, saves space in landfills, lowers dumping costs for certified housing and apartments and provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase in the fall.

Want to shop early? Volunteer 6+ hours for first dibs during the August pre-sale! Sign up today to volunteer or learn more by visiting our Dump & Run: Volunteer page.

NO CRT TVs OR MONITORS ACCEPTED. The University YMCA and Stock Pavilion are monitored for illegal dumping. While we would love to save every item, we simply cannot responsibly dispose of bulky TVs and monitors. For more information on electronics recycling, please visit: http://champaignil.gov/departments/public-works/residents/recycling/electronics-recycling/

May 2017 Collection Days (at the University YMCA):

Drop off all accepted donations in the back of the University YMCA
1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL

Collection Dates & Times:
Monday-Friday, May 8-12 from 9am to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 13 from 9am to noon & May 15-19 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

OPEN LATE until 7:00pm on Thursday, May 11!

Free pick-up days for donated furniture and bikes
Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10
9:00am-4:00pm
By appointment only, the Y will pick up your donated furniture or bikes for free. Curbside service is preferred. It is not necessary for you to be present for your donations to be picked up curbside. Please fill out the pick-up request form to request a pick-up time.

August 2017 Collection Days (at U of I Stock Pavilion):

Drop off all accepted donations at the U of I Stock Pavilion
1402 W. Pennsylvania, Urbana, IL

Collection Dates & Times:
Wednesday-Friday, August 9-11 from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 12 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday-Wednesday, August 14-16 from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Free pick-up day for donated furniture and bikes
Wednesday, August 9 & Thursday, August 10
9:00am-4:00pm
By appointment only, the Y will pick up your donated furniture or bikes for free on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 9am to 4pm. Curbside service is preferred to accomodate all requests. It is not necessary for you to be present for your donations to be picked up curbside. 

THE BIG SALE (at the U of I Stock Pavilion):

Saturday, August 26, 2017:
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $3 admission
International U of I Students get in free.
Sunday, August 27, 2017:
11:00am - 2:00 p.m.: $3 bag sale and 1/2 price furniture
2:30-3:00 p.m.: "Free sale"

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.

Where can I drop off items during August Collection Days?

The U of I Stock Pavilion at 1402 W. Pennsylvania


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Where is the sale located?

The U of I Stock Pavilion at 1402 W. Pennsylvania


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