Dump & Run
Annual student move-out sale collects > 20 tons of material and raises > $40k for charity...
Dump & Run is Cornell's annual campus-wide waste-reduction and recycling program and occurs the Saturday and Sunday of orientation week. Student and staff volunteers collect items students might otherwise throw away when leaving campus in May, sort and organize the collected items over the summer, and resell them at a large community sale when students return in August. Proceeds from each Dump & Run sale are donated to local nonprofit organizations.
Dump & Run is organized by Cornell students, with support from Campus Life. Cornell's program is modeled after a national program started by students more than 10 years ago.