Giving Back: University YMCA Dump & Run

The Morning Show

Join us in giving back on this Monday. Find out how you can get involved in the Dump & Run with University YMCA in this segment.

Every year as students move out for the summer, apartments turn over, and we all start our spring cleaning, our dumpsters, curbs, and landfills brim with items, many of which are still useable. Dump and Run seeks to salvage those items and provide low cost, high quality items to community members.

QUESTIONS:

What exactly is Dump and Run?

Dump and Run is a community recycling program that keeps over 20 tons of used, quality goods out of Champaign-Urbana’s dumpsters and landfills each year. Every year during student move out, we collect items from the dorms and apartments, sort them, and pack them away for the big sale in August.

How does Dump and Run benefit the community?

This project reduces litter and consumer waste, saves space in landfills, lowers dumping costs for certified housing and apartments and provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase in the fall.

How can people get involved?

There are three ways you can participate. (1) Donate. Drop off gently used items at the Stock Pavilion on Pennsylvania Ave. on May 7, 8, 11 or the following week on May 15, 16 & 17. (2) Volunteer – help us collect items from the dorms and apartments during move out week (May 7-11, May 13, 14), or help us sort through what we collect at the Stock Pavilion (May 15 – June 5) (3) Shop! All proceeds from the sale on August 24 and 25 benefit programs of the University YMCA, but also by buying used goods, you reduce the amount of future waste that will enter our landfills.

DATE AND TIME OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

May 6 – May 10, 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday, May 11, 9 am – 4 pm

May 13 – 17, 9 am – 4 pm

May 20 – 24, 9 am – 4 pm

May 28 – May 31, 9 am – 4 pm

Saturday, June 1, 9 am – 2 pm

June 3 – 5, 9 am – 4 pm

How can we learn more about this event? Visit CUvolunteer.org

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