Welcome to the Office of Campus Sustainability’s Residence Move-out Donation 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.

Residence Move-out Donation Guide

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.

Check to see what items are acceptable for donation at the Free Store and at the Food Bank (below).

All donations can be dropped off in the donation crates near the residence lobby.

For more information on what can be recycled, consult the recycling catalogue (Recyclopedia).

Clothing / Accessories

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


  • anything that can be plugged in (and their wires)
  • batteries

Note: If your electronics are broken, they can be dropped off 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


  • decorations, cushions, and framed photos
  • bedding and towels
  • hangars, hooks and rugs
  • any other item in good condition
  • Canned goods
  • All non-perishable goods including spices, sugar, etc.

Note: Any open or perishable food items that the Food Bank will not collect can be composted and make sure to check for expiry dates before donating.