2019 Spring Collection Day

Sustainable UF’s Spring Collection Day is your one stop drop-off event! Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the NW corner of the O’Connell Center parking lot (near the entrance at 2nd Avenue) on Wednesday, April 24th any time between 7:30 am – 1:00 pm to conveniently drop off any unwanted items, including:

Household Items

To benefit Habitat for Humanity:

  • Small appliances/electronics (in working condition)
  • Furniture
  • Kitchenware
  • Misc. household items
  • NOTE: No mattresses/box springs, please.

Toiletries & Gently Used Clothing

To benefit UF HealthStreet.
The following items are of high need:

  • Men’s clothing
  • Plus-size women’s clothing
  • Children’s clothing
  • Shoes (any age/gender)

Non-Perishable Food Donations

To benefit the UF Field & Fork Pantry.
The following items are of high need:

  • Grains (pasta, popcorn, rice, cereal, etc.)
  • Proteins (peanut butter, canned tuna/chicken, beans, etc.)

School/Office Supplies

To benefit Alachua County Tools for Schools:

  • Crayons/Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Glue sticks
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Paper (all kinds)
  • Envelopes
  • Staplers
  • Rubber bands & paper clips
  • NOTE: No binders, please.

Personal* Household Hazardous or Electronic Waste

These items will be taken to the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center for proper recycling or disposal:

  • Automotive fluids
  • Pesticides/fertilizers
  • Paint
  • Household chemicals
  • Cooking oil
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Car batteries
  • Old or broken electronics (TVs, computers, speakers, VCRs/CD players, cell phones, etc.)
  • WE CANNOT ACCEPT: Tires, trash or recyclables, scrap metal/construction debris, Styrofoam packaging.

*Personal household and residence hall waste only. No University Laboratory or shop waste. Transport all materials in a secure and safe container. If there is a possibility of spilling, please take it directly to the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center. If you have any questions regarding Household Hazardous Waste, please call (352)-334-0440.

All University chemical and hazardous waste is to be handled by UF Environmental Health and Safety. Contact EH&S at 352-392-8400 for assistance.

University-owned Assets & IT Equipment in small quantities:

  • Approved survey paperwork is still required for any “attractive” item with a decal, so please bring it with you!
  • Anything without a decal (furniture and peripherals) may be dropped off without a form.
  • NOTE: Large quantities of items should be taken directly to the Surplus Warehouse.

Collection Day Location:

Map of drop-off location and traffic pattern for Collection Day (NW corner of the O’Connell Center parking lot, near the 2nd Avenue entrance)