Collection Day

Sustainable UF’s 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 Thursday, December 5th any time between 7:30 am – 1:00 pm to conveniently drop off any unwanted items, including:

*Parking is lifted in Green decal and “Any Decal” zones on reading days. Orange decal restrictions remain in place.


Household Items/Miscellaneous Supplies

To be donated to Habitat for Humanity or Repurpose Project:

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

Gently Used Clothing

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

  • Men’s clothing (all sizes)
  • Plus-size women’s clothing
  • Adult Shoes or Flip-flops
  • Socks, Belts, Jackets, Sweaters (all sizes)
  • NOTE: No intimates, swimwear, medical equipment or toys, please.

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.

NEW! Personal or Business Documents for Secure Shredding

Provided free of charge by our partner, Shred-It.

  • Personal paperwork, documents, mail, etc.
  • Office paperwork and documents  (Please be sure to adhere to all UF document retention policies)

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)

Published: November 9th, 2019

Category: Past Events