Lighten Your Load: Move Out Donation Events

May 22, 2020 to June 12, 2020
1:00 pm
Two students carry a box of donations at the Share Our Stuff event.

Graduating seniors and WashU students living in off-campus housing north of Washington University can donate their unwanted goods as they move out this May & June.  

Curbside Pick Up

Curbside pick up for donations (as well as disposal for large items) can be requested on Friday afternoons through June 12 in the following areas: Parkview Gardens (north of the Loop), Ames Place/Rosedale Heights (U Drive/Washington Ave), and Skinker DeBaliviere (east of Skinker). 

  • Friday, May 22
  • Friday, May 29
  • Friday, June 5
  • Friday, June 12

Schedule a curbside pick up in advance by the Thursday prior (by midnight) using the form below. On the Friday of your scheduled pick up, bring your items to the curb/ground level by 1pm. Items will be picked up by 4pm.

Note: Curb-side pick up is ONLY available for furniture & bulky items, as well as electronics.

Outlets for Additional Donations

Students living in off-campus Residential Life housing (only) can leave additional types of donations in the basement of their building or similar area as directed by Res Life during their scheduled move out process. For details, click here.

Plan ahead.

If the curbside pick up dates don’t correspond with your moving schedule, consider donating your large items and electronics the Friday before you leave. You can also donate other items in the days leading up to your move out. Click here for a guide to local agencies currently accepting a wide variety of donations to support the St. Louis community during the COVID crisis. Your donations make a difference!

Please request curbside pick up for qualified donations here. Note that requests received the day of the event may not be picked up.

Lightening Your Load - 2020
We are only able to provide pick up services in these specified areas. If you are not located within this area, please refer to the "Share Our Stuff" page on the Office of Sustainability website.
Street number and name only.
To guarantee pick up, donations must be placed on the curb by 1p on the day you have selected.
Note that these are the only donation items we are able to accept through curbside pickup. Please visit the Office of Sustainability website for a list of agencies that are collecting donation drop-offs for other items. Given the amplified needs in the community, we encourage you to consider this option!
Please note that the bulk pick up request is for furniture and electronics only. Please specify if the item(s) are in good enough condition to donate, or if they will need to be disposed of. For other donations (food and clothes) refer to the Office of Sustainability website for a list of organizations accepting these materials. Thank you!

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Lightening Your Load (LYL) is an event that is part of Share Our Stuff (SOS), Washington University’s annual move-out donation drive. Each year during on- and off-campus move-out, our campus community is responsible for the disposal of a tremendous amount of usable goods. These goods can be reused by people in need within our campus community and throughout our surrounding neighborhoods. Share Our Stuff is a university-wide effort designed to make it easy for all students to donate their unwanted items at move out in a manner that benefits our community and keeps usable goods out of the landfill.