Dump & Run

Dump & Run

Cornell's Dump & Run program collects items from students leaving campus in May, and resells them to students moving in each August. In addition to diverting tons of reusable items from the waste stream, the annual Dump & Run sale raises more than $60,000 a year for local charitable organizations.

Fall 2021 Dump & Run

Cornell is taking steps to ensure a safe reuse sale during COVID-19.  This year's Dump & Run sale will take place on the weekends of:

  • August 21st and 22nd

  • August 28th and 29th

See the Dump & Run website for hours and location, and the Dump and Run Ithaca Facebook page for photos of some of the items available. Donations are collected in May and June each year at on-campus collection box locations and via off-campus pickups.

Donations Accepted

  • Clothing & shoes
  • Furniture & organizational units
  • Working appliances & electronics
  • Household items (dishes, clothing hangers, cleaning products, etc.)
  • Decorations & toys
  • Sporting goods
  • New toiletries
  • Books
  • Non-perishable food

Dump & Run cannot accept donations of inkjet printers, mattresses, underwear, trash, anything broken, or opened food packaging.


Dump & Run is managed by Cornell Student & Campus Life