Donated Dorm Items Will go on Sale Monday

May 9, 2019

Donated Dorm Items Will go on Sale Monday

TUCSON, Ariz. — In an effort to reduce the number of items that go to the landfill when students move out of their University of Arizona dorms this week, UA Housing & Residential Life is partnering with the Salvation Army to collect and sell unwanted items.

In previous years, the UA's Sustainable Move-out Program – nicknamed "Dodge the Dumpster" – collected as much as 85,850 pounds of household goods, food and recyclables, many of which were either sold to help fund the waste diversion program or donated to local nonprofit organizations.

The UA will not hold a rummage sale this year as it has in the past. Instead, the items collected from the dorms will be available in local Salvation Army stores beginning Monday, May 13.

For Tucson-area Salvation Army store information, including locations and hours, visit

Media contact:
Jill Burchell
UA Housing & Residential Life
The University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, is one of the nation's top 50 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the UA is widely recognized as a student-centric university and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The UA ranked in the top 25 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading R1 institution with $687 million in research expenditures. The UA advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.