Chuck it for Charity


Thank you to all who contributed to U.Va.’s annual Chuck it for Charity program! See our 2014 diversion results:

  • On Grounds Collection: 19,838.5 lbs (e-cycle collection, student donations and estimated department donations)
  • Off Grounds Collection: 561 donations made (weights of each donation were not collected)

Chuck It For Charity enables students to put their unwanted furniture, appliances, non-perishable food and clothing to good use by donating it to local charities. Chuck It For Charity is offered to students residing on and off Grounds. Collection sites set up during Final Exams and Final Exercises serve as drop-off locations for useable items. U.Va. Recycling offers students free cardboard boxes during move out. To obtain the boxes, please visit the U.Va. Recycling Warehouse, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Through Chuck It For Charity, the University of Virginia and its partners have made move-out activities easier  for many departing students and diverted tons of unwanted  household items from area dumpsters and landfills. For 2014, collection will take place at the following times and locations.

On-Grounds residents can participate in Chuck it for Charity from Wednesday, April 30, through Sunday, May 11 at the following locations.

  • Alderman Road Dorm Lobbies: (Balz-Dobie, Cauthen, Kellogg, Lile-Maupin, Shannon, Tuttle-Dunnington, Watson-Webb, Woody)
  • Brown (Tucker Kitchen)
  • Bice (Basement)
  • Copeley ( Building 836 lounge)
  • Faulkner Residences (Younger lounge)
  • Gooch/Dillard (384 and 388 Lounges)
  • Hereford (Green Room)
  • International Residence College (Gwathmey Black Floor Lounge)
  • Lambeth (Commons Assembly Room)
  • McCormick Road Lounge Areas (Hancock, Bonnycastle, Dabney, Emmet Lounge, Humphreys, Metcalf)
  • Shea House (Room 211)
  • Student Activities Building, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Useable donated items will be collected daily from each site and transported to the Student Activities Building by U.Va Recycling in preparation for collection by area charities. Charities participating in On-Grounds collection will pick up items at the Student Activities Building.

E-Cycle Drive: The University of Virginia’s Surplus Property department will offer faculty, staff, and students a cost-free opportunity to dispose of personal electronic equipment during the annual Chuck It 4 Charity event at the Student Activities Building on Friday, May 9 from  10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on Saturday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

As an added bonus, the drive disposal includes certified secure destruction of all resident data – you will receive a certificate of destruction from eCycleSecure, the University’s provider of electronic recycling service for University owned equipment.

eCycleSecure will collect computers including LCD monitors, laptops, tablets, printers, copiers, and phones; however, they will not accept TVs or CRT monitors.

If you have any questions, please contact Dolores Hildebrand at 434-924-4233 or

Students residing Off Grounds may donate unwanted but useable items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 at the following locations.

  • 301 15th Street (Grand Marc)
  • 303 14th Street, NW (St. Edwards Court)
  • 780 Madison Avenue (MSC MadHouse)
  • Brandon Avenue (Bice Parking Lot)
  • 100 Wahoo Way (University Place)
  • 2101 Arlington Place (The Pavilion at North Grounds)

Charities participating in Off Grounds collection will visit each site several times during each collection day.

The pick up of gently used items may also be scheduled directly with the Salvation Army by calling 434-295-4058 or Goodwill Industries at 540-986-1224.

Contact Community Relations at 434-924-1321 for further information.

Community Relations and The Office for Sustainability thank the 2014 Chuck It For Charity Recycling Drive partners including:

Advancing Native Missions
Arc of the Piedmont
Blue Ridge Apartment Council
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network
Central Virginia Baptist Association Clothing Center
Church of the Incarnation
Habitat Store
Nelson County Food Bank
Salvation Army
Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE)
U.Va. Housing and Residence Life