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What is Dump & Run? Dump and Run keeps multiple semi-trailers worth of used, but 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. Watch the video:

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.


August 2016 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 10-12 from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 13 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Free pick-up day for donated furniture and bikes
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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 available. It is not necessary for you to be present for your donations to be picked up curbside.  UPDATE: We are completely booked with pick up requests. Thanks to all who were able to sign up. We appreciate your donations!

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

Saturday, August 20, 2016:
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $3 admission
International U of I Students get in free.
Sunday, August 21, 2016:
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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