Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Press Release/PSA: Dump & Run Recycling Program Picks Up in C-U

[Saturday, August 8, 2015] The University YMCA will be offering a free pick up service for unwanted furniture or bikes to be donated to the Y's Dump & Run Community Recycling Program. This free service will be offered by appointment only. Dump & Run volunteers will pick up donated furniture or bikes in the Champaign, Urbana and Savoy area between the hours of 9am and 4pm on Saturday, August 8 only.  Please sign up here online or contact Emily at or at 217-337-1500 to schedule a time for the University YMCA to come and pick up your furniture or bikes.

Additionally, Dump & Run August Collection Days will start on Wednesday, August 12 and end on Saturday, August, 15.  The Y will host the Dump & Run Sale on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23. Specific times and locations of the Collections and the Sale are listed below.

Dump & Run, A Community Recycling Event keeps at least 6 semi-trailers of reusable, quality goods out of Champaign-Urbana's dumpsters and landfills each year. Your donations help also people furnish their homes and obtain sustainable transportation at low cost during The Dump & Run Sale each year in the fall. Proceeds from the Dump & Run Sale benefit the Y's cause for strengthening communityInterested in volunteering? Sign up today! Volunteer 6+ hours and get first dibs on the vast amount and variety of things collected at the volunteer pre-sale in August! For more information about Dump & Run,

Furniture & Bike Pickup: Saturday, August 8 only
By appointment only. Please sign up here or contact Emily at or at 217-337-1500 to schedule a time for the University YMCA to come and pick up your furniture or bikes.

Drop-off for ALL accepted donations (August 12-15)
at The U of I Stock Pavilion
1402 W. Pennsylvania Avenue | Urbana, IL 61801

Anyone can drop off accepted items at the U of I Stock Pavilion during August Collection Days, August 12-15.

To see the list of items we accept and do not accept, please visit the Y's Dump & Run page.

August Collection Days (at the U of Stock Pavilion)
  • Wednesday, August 12-Friday, August 14: 8:30am-12pm and 4-6pm
  • Saturday, August 15: 9am-12pm
The Dump & Run Sale
(at the U of I Stock Pavilion, 1402 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana)

Saturday, August 22:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $2 admission
U. of I. International students get in free.
Sunday, August 23:
11:00am - 2:00 p.m.: $3 bag sale and 1/2 price furniture
2:30-4:00 p.m.: "Free sale"
Photos: 1.JPG: Caption-"Dump & Run Volunteers help move donated furniture into a box truck from a resident's home in Champaign on Dump & Run pick up day on Saturday, August 9, 2014."
2.JPG: Caption-"Image of The University YMCA's Dump & Run Sale in August 2011."

Video: What is Dump & Run? Watch the video:
Press Release: For Immediate ReleaseJuly 22, 2015
For media inquiries, contact: Megan Flowers, University YMCA Communications Director

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