Furniture Donation Drive

August 25, 2022
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Warehouse in WashU’s North Campus (700 Rosedale Ave.)

This event has been modified and rescheduled due to flooding in North Campus – our space is now ready to discover!

We can accept donations (materials listed below) any time the Circularity Center is open. Search our website for “move in sales” or “circularity center” to verify open hours, as time vary. You can also reach out to Laurie Brady to arrange a drop off:

The Circularity Center is the physical location of several WashU programs with the mission to serve students, staff and faculty, as well as the broader community while keeping valuable items out of the landfill. Current programs include Share Our Staff (for students), the Office Supply Exchange and WashU Reuse for internal surplus property exchange.

The Circularity Center is operating as a pilot, launched in May 2022 and funded through the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration. From April – September, the Circularity Center operates Share Our Stuff, a program that collects and processes materials donated from students moving out of on-campus and off-campus housing, and makes the materials available for reuse to other students moving into housing over the summer and fall. From October – April, the Circularity Center is available as a resource for offices, labs, and departments looking for gently used office supplies, equipment, electronics and furniture.

Support students by building our inventory!

We’ve already held numerous sales for students starting leases in June. Help us build up our inventory by bringing select household items during our furniture drive!

Note: Donations of surplus university property or personal property of the types of items listed below are being accepted. If donating university property, please check with the appropriate departmental leaders to ensure you are approved to donate the items.

Accepted materials (as of August 2022)

Due to space restrictions, the Circularity Center can ONLY accept items listed in the categories below, which is informed by the reuse outlets during the given time period. All donations should be clean and in good working order. For recycling, reuse, donation and disposal of other items, you can view our guides and resources here.

Repurpose to support student housing: May 2022 – August 2022

  • Mini-fridges
  • Lounge furniture (couches, side tables, chairs)
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Limited office furniture (small desks, office chairs)
  • Kitchen furniture, appliances (table/chairs, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker)
  • Household items (dishes, utensils)
  • Basic electronics (computer monitors, TVs, keyboards, mouse, etc.)
  • Office/school supplies

Repurpose for internal university operations: October 2022 – March 2023

  • Lounge furniture (couches, side tables, chairs)
  • Office/classroom furniture (desks, office chairs, conference tables, dry erase boards, art)
  • Kitchen furniture, appliances (table/chairs, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker)
  • Office kitchen supplies (dishes, utensils)
  • Electronics (computer monitors, keyboards, mouse, TVs, projectors, A/V equipment, etc.)
  • Office supplies
Directions to the Circularity Center