For students in the dorms:
Look for the yellow donation boxes in your residence hall's lobby (or the laundry rooms of Northwood 1,2 & 3). Acceptable donations include:
- Clothes & shoes- no undergarments, please
- Food & toiletries- unopened/non-perishable
- Bedding- clean sheets, blankets, towels, pillows
- Household items (i.e. cooking utensils, small appliances, school supplies; clean & in working condition)
Remember to wash all bedding and clothing before placing into the donation boxes! Can't find your dorm's donation box? Ask at your residence hall community center! Last year students donated 10.61 tons of material to local nonprofits. Think we can collect 14 tons in 2014???
Got large or bulky items? Take them to the "Take It or Leave It" area outside your Residence Hall loading dock or in Northwood II lot 21 and Northwood V lot 51. Acceptable items include:
- Carpets & rugs- rolled up neatly and sealed with cord or tape
- Large electronics- printers, microwaves, computers, refrigerators
- Furniture- please place neatly in designated area
- Loft wood- please remove all nails, pile neatly in designated area
Don't forget to look through the items in the "Take It or Leave It" area and "Take" some discarded treasures for your new home. Click here for more information on moving out of your residence hall.
For students living off-campus:
As in years past, The City of Ann Arbor will be offering a free solid waste drop off site located at East University and Oakland. Drop offs will be accepted between 11am and 5pm on Tuesday April 29 through Saturday May 10. Materials accepted include:
Items for disposal
- Bagged trash
- Discarded furniture
- Curbside recycling
Items for donation
- Non-perishable food
- Working electronic appliances
If you have furniture to donate but no way to transport it, call the Recycle Ann Arbor ReUse Center (734-222-7880), Salvation Army (313-965-7760), or PTO Thrift Shop (734-996-9195) as they may be able to pick it up at your residence.
To date, the University of Michigan Move Out Donation Program has collected over 200 tons of donations!