Dump and Run uOttawa
Dump and Run

Since 2008, we have collected 49,650 kilograms of items left behind by students, that’s approximately the weight of 4 school buses!

Every semester our volunteers collect the clothing, kitchenware, laundry detergent, unopened food, books and numerous other things left behind by students when they leave residences. These items are cleaned and distributed to charities and the Free Store.

Our goal is to create a culture of reuse on campus while helping communities in need.



April 7th to April 29th


  • Mann Residence - beside the yoga room
  • 90U complexe – Next to room 140 in front of the message board
  • Friel Residence – End of the hall in main lobby
  • Henderson Residence – In the corridor next to the elevator
  • Rideau Residence – Beside the reception towards the elevator
  • Hyman Soloway - First floor in front of the elevator
  • Leblanc Residence - Near the Copernicus exit
  • Thompson Residence - End of the hall on the 1st floor near the washrooms
  • Stanton Residence - Beside room 130 next to the elevators
  • Marchand Residence - First floor across from the elevator
  • Free store – donation box


We aren’t too picky about what we collect so long as it is something that could be used by someone else.

  • Clothing and footwear
  • Towels and blankets
  • Office supplies
  • Kitchen ware and small appliances
  • Electronics and  lamps
  • Textbooks and novels
  • Much much more...

Not Acceptable

  • Large pieces of furniture (sofas, beds, wall unit, etc.)
  • Large appliances (stoves, washer and dryers, etc.)
  • Broken and damaged electronics
  • Hazardous materials
  • Undergarments
Giving Back

Charitable organizations we have donated to in the past include:

  • The Interval House
  • St-Joe’s Women’s Centre 
  • La maison d’amitié 
  • The Ottawa Mission 
  • Ottawa Humane Society 
  • The Young Women’s Shelter 
  • Éco Équitable 
  • Abishala Project 
  • Operation Come Home 
  • The Snowsuit Fund
  • Evelyn Horne Emergency and Transitional Housing for Young Women
Move-out Guide

Residence Move-out Guide

Welcome to the Office of Campus Sustainability’s Residence Move-out Guide. This guide was created by students living in residences to help other students living in residences as part of the “Living Laboratory Project”. Thank you to the students who compiled this information.


One of the most wasteful times of the year is when students move out of residence. Students lack the proper amount of time to put all their affairs in order. To make things easier follow this move-out guide to properly dispose of your unwanted items, while knowing they will be put to good use elsewhere.

Step 1: Plan ahead and consult your resources

The charts below show you what items are acceptable for donation at the Free Store and at the Food Bank.


Step 2: Dump and Run

If you run out of time, there will be tables set up in the reception area of your residence complex to drop off your unwanted items during the final 2 weeks of classes.


Step 3: Be aware of recyclable products

For more information on what can be recycled, consult the recycling catalogue (available at the Campus
Sustainability website).


Step 4: For more information on sustainable practices, visit the following resources:

Free Store Donations

Clothing/ Accessories

  • all clothing (except underwear)
  • shoes/boots
  • jewelry, accessories, or hair ties


  • anything that can be plugged (and the wires)
  • batteries

    *If your electronics are broken, they can be dropped o at the 90 University reception desk


  • anything that is used for cooking or serving food
  • dish racks
  • food storage containers

School Supplies

  • books and course packs
  • any new or used school supplies
  • lab coat / goggles

Cleaning/ Hygiene Products

  • left-over beauty products
  • left-over cleaning products and accessories
  • left-over detergents, dryer sheets or washing machine cards


  • furniture, decorations and boards
  • bedding and towels
  • hangars, hooks and rugs
  • any other item in good condition


SFUO Food Bank: Bon Appétit


  • Canned goods
  • All non-perishable goods including spices, sugar, etc.

*Any open or perishable food items that the Food Bank will not collect can be composted

*Make sure to check for expiry dates before donating


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