Donate, Don't Dump ImageDonate, Don’t Dump takes place only at the end of each Spring Semester. Information shown below is for Spring 2019. Updated information for Spring 2020 will be posted in early-Spring 2020.

Residence Life strongly supports sustainability. Therefore, as you are preparing to move out at the end of the Spring semester, we are asking that you Donate, Don’t Dump!

Do you have non-perishable food items, clothing, and other household items that you don’t want to pack up and take with you? Don’t throw them in the trash! We have a sustainable solution!!

Residence Life has partnered with Goodwill Industries and The 12th Can, a student-run food pantry, who are providing trailers, trucks, and bins in convenient on-campus drop-off locations Friday, May 4 through Thursday, May 10 (except on Sunday) so you can donate these unwanted items rather than adding them to the landfill.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries Logo

Goodwill Industries will have trailers, trucks and bins available for donations of clothing, small appliances, and household items. These locations will be staffed 8:30am to 4:30pm.  Give items a second life and help provide jobs.


  • Gardens Apartments – a bin outside of the  Activity Center | Map
  • White Creek Apartments – a bin inside the Activity Center | Map
  • Northside of Main Campus – a truck in Lot 32 | Map
  • Southside of Main Campus – a trailer near Appelt Hall | Map

The 12th Can

The 12th Can is a student-run food pantry for use by faculty, staff and students will have collection bins for non-perishable food.

The 12th Can LogoLocations:

  • Each Goodwill station (except Lot 32)
  • 24/7 Service Desk at Hullabaloo Hall
  • 24/7 Service Desk at  Southside Commons.

In-Hall Recycling Containers

The in-hall recycling containers will also be available. Please take care with what is placed in waste containers vs recycling containers.  As waste containers fill up, please be mindful NOT to put waste in the recycling containers.  

The big ‘green worms’ for recycling will remain in place.  Students are welcome to transport their own recycling to those containers.  The campus takes aluminum and plastics in one stream and paper and light cardboard in another stream. Heavier cardboard can be handled/dropped off at some of the sites.


  • Gardens Apartments – down the street (east) from the Community Center
  • West Campus – on Adriance Lab Road across from the School of Public Health
  • Northside of Main Campus – in Lot 32 near Haas Hall
  • Southside of Main Campus – on Bizzell Street between Rudder Hall and the Southside Garage

NOTE: The Gardens Apartments and West Campus sites have room to drive-up close to unload.