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Goodwill Not Landfill

Move-Out Donation Drive

Student Housing and Dining Services collects donations of reusable goods and non-perishable foods during finals week. As you prepare to move out of the residence halls, you may have items you no longer need or want. With Goodwill Not Landfill, you can easily donate these items so they can be used by others.

2018 Event Dates

Saturday, June 9 – Thursday, June 14

Donation Stations

Student Housing and Dining Services will place a donation station in the lobby area of each residence hall where you can leave your reusable items and non-perishable goods.

See area maps for locations: Segundo | Tercero | Cuarto

How Does It Work?

Donation stations have a yellow bin for collecting non-perishable food items and a container with a plastic donation bag for collecting loose, non-food items such as clothing, housewares, etc. You can pick up a plastic donation bag at the Area Service Desk to take to your room. Place your donations in the bag and bring it to the donation station.

What To Donate

  • Non-perishable food
  • Clothes/shoes
  • Accessories
  • School/office/art supplies
  • Linens/towels
  • Pillows/mattress toppers
  • Housewares
  • Sporting equipment
  • Working/non-working electronics and small appliances

What Not To Donate

  • Cleaning products
  • Used toiletries
  • Food - open, expired, or perishable
  • Anything badly stained, soiled, worn, torn, broken or missing parts

Don't Forget!

See the Student Housing and Dining Services Waste Diversion Guide for instructions on diverting Recyclables, Compostable Waste, eWaste, and Household Hazardous Waste from the landfill.

What Happens to the Donations?

All non-food items are donated to Goodwill Industries, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs.

The Aggie ReUse Store, an on-campus, second-hand shop located in the Silo building adjacent to the Bike Barn, and brought to you by the Associated Students of UC Davis.

All non-perishable food items are donated to the Food Bank of Yolo County, which assists food-insecure families in Yolo County.

Goodwill Yolo Food Bank Yolo Food Bank

This event supports #MyLastTrash. Visit