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Dump and Run Expands To Eight Campus Locations

Apr 28, 2023 | 1:07 pm

Dump and Run promotes donation to local charities and extending the lifecycle of unwanted items.

Dump and Run event

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The university’s end-of-the-semester Dump and Run event is expanding to multiple campus locations to make it easier for students and others at the U of I to donate unwanted personal items (no university property will be allowed) at the end of the semester and prevent useful belongings from reaching the landfill prematurely.

From Monday, May 8 to Saturday, May 13, eight 20’ x 8’mobile storage units will be placed near campus residence halls where students can put surplus or gently used items into bulk boxes inside the containers. Each day, the containers will be opened at specific times to accept donations (see the container locations, schedule, and approved items list below). University volunteers will be available at the sites to assist. Throughout the week, the donations will be picked up by local participating charities Salt & Light and Goodwill.

Volunteers are still needed to assist with this multi-day event. For more information, contact Zero Waste Coordinator Daphne Hulse, 217-333-7550.

Container locations for Dump and Run 2023
Dump and Run Container Locations


  • Barton Hall/Flagg Hall/Weston Hall/Student Dining and Residential Programs Building
  • Busey Hall/Evans Hall
  • Florida Avenue Residence Halls (Oglesby Hall)/Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls
  • Hopkins Hall
  • Illinois Street Residence Halls (Wardall Hall)
  • Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls (Allen Hall)
  • Nugent Hall/Wassaja Hall
  • Taft Hall/Van Doren Hall/Snyder Hal


Monday, May 810 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 910 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1010 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 1110 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, May 1210 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 139 a.m. – 3 p.m.


*Please note the transfer of university property will not be allowed. The management or disposal of university-procured items must be in accordance with all applicable State and U of I policies and guidelines (e.g., FABweb and the University Surplus Warehouse). For more information about those processes and operations visit

  • Accessories (handbags, belts, scarves, hats, etc.)
  • Appliances – small to medium size (coffee makers, kettles, mini-fridges, microwaves, etc.)
  • Books
  • Collectibles/antiques
  • Computers and equipment (printers, cables, speakers, hard drives, monitors, etc.)
  • Clothing (rips and tears are okay – but must be washed)
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Housewares (dishes, mirrors, decorative accessories, etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • Linens
  • Lamps
  • Multimedia (DVDs, CDs, records, etc.)
  • Shoes
  • TVs (flat screen only)