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What is it?

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, provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase in the fall - and acts as a major fundraiser for the University YMCA.

Volunteer 6+ hours for first dibs during the August pre-sal!. Sign up now to volunteer or learn more by visiting our Dump & Run: Volunteer page.

When are upcoming August collections and sale?

This year, University YMCA is partnering with the Stephens Family YMCA to provide new, convenient ways for you to donate your furniture and bikes during the University YMCA's 13th Annual Dump & Run, A Community Recycling Event. 

On Saturday, August 9th, the University YMCA will pick up your donated furniture or bikes from your home between the hours of 9am and 4pm. This free service will be offered by appointment only. Please use the link provided to schedule a time for the University YMCA to come and pick up your furniture or bike; or give us a call at 217-337-1500.

Additionally, on Saturday August 9th, the Stephens Family YMCA will set up a community recycling site in front of their building for you to donate your furniture and bikes only. The recycling event will take place during the Stephens Family YMCA's hours of operation on Saturday, August 9th.  

Furniture & Bike Pickup: Saturday, August 9th only
By appointment only. Please  sign up online for the University YMCA to come and pick up your donated item(s). (Or give us a call at 217-337-1500)

Furniture & Bike Drop-Off: Saturday, August 9th only  
at the Stephens Family YMCA
2501 South Fields Drive | Champaign, IL 61822

Drop-off for ALL accepted donations (August 13-16)
at The U of I Stock Pavilion
1402 W. Pennsylvania Avenue | Urbana, IL 61801

Anyone can drop off any items at the U of I Stock Pavilion during August Collection Days, August 13-16. 

August 2014 Collection Days (at U of I Stock Pavilion):

Wednesday, August 13th: 8:30am-12pm and 4-6pm
Thursday, August 14th: 8:30am-12pm and 4-6pm
Friday, August 15th: 8:30am-12pm and 4-6pm
Saturday, August 16th: 9am-12pm


Saturday, August 23:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $2 admission
International U of I Students get in free.
Sunday, August 24:
11:00am - 2:00 p.m.: $3 bag sale and 1/2 price furniture
2:30-4:00 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 (Aug. 13-16)?

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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