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. (These tables are not available during the COVID-19 pandemic)


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


St. Joe's Supper Table

  • 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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