STUDENT MOVE-OUT IS BACK! Donate your stuff! 

During student Move-Out week, UVM Recycling & Zero Waste delivers and sets up donation bins in each residence hall to collect clothing, food and other household items.

Look for special donation bins in the lobby of your res hall beginning in early May.

Donation barrels ARE NOT trash bins! Please be courteous of our staff and properly dispose of all trash and recycling in the proper location.

UVM Zero Waste partners with the following organizations to recirculate items of need: 

  • Food Donations *Unopened containers and boxes of food. We cannot accept any food that has been opened.
  • Clothing
  • Furniture and Household Goods

"Take It or Leave It" areas will be set up outside the residence halls for larger, bulky items including rugs, futon frames and furniture.

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Every year, student move-out generates almost five tons of clothing, food and household items! That's 10,000 pounds!


Large Items


Bring large, heavy and bulky items such as couches, rugs, carpets, cement blocks, appliances, refrigerators, microwaves, lamps & furniture to the outdoor "Take It or Leave It" spots designated outside each residence hall.

"Take it or Leave it" areas will be set up during Finals Week.

Please roll up rugs and carpets neatly!

Please do not leave items you wish to keep near piles of donations or trash as they might get taken by accident. Move-out time is hectic and many people stage their belongings someplace while getting their car ready or waiting for a ride. Please always be keep an eye on your things to be safe. Anything left outside may end up in the donation pile or as trash.

Collection trucks from ReSOURCE, Habitat for Humanity and other agencies will be making the rounds on Thursday and Friday of Finals Week to pick up useful furniture. Other community organizations and individuals are also allowed to remove and salvage stuff from these designated "Take it of Leave it" areas.

Smaller Items

In the Res Hall Lobby

During finals week look for collection barrels inside your res hall main lobby. These barrels are for the following items:

  • Clothing
    All items must be clean. Please bundle or tie shoes together so they don't lose each other! *note we do not accept blankets and linens.


  • Food and Toiletries
    Must be unopened boxes, packages and jars. No perishable items please.


  • Small Household Items
    Includes dishes, baskets, lamps, art supplies, school supplies, pots and pans, vases, brooms, small appliances, toasters, decorations, etc. Please wrap fragile and glass items in newspaper! NO SHARP KNIVES.

"Take it or Leave it" Map

Residential Life Moveout Details

Information from Residential Life


Where Do the Donations Go?

Your donated items are recirculated back to campus and to the local community. This year food donations will go to Rally Cats Cupboard, clothing will go to Apparel Impact and household goods and items will go to ReSource and Habitat for Humanity.

In the past we've partnered with the following organizations as well: