Spring 2023 Move Out

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Are you leaving your rental or starting a new lease and getting rid of trash, useful household items, or recycling? The City of Ann Arbor can help! We’re offering trash, reuse, and recycling drop-off opportunities to students and their landlords on April 26, 28, and 30; May 1, and 3, 2023 at 2000 South Industrial Highway between 10:00am and 3:00pm. You can drop off your items at this location for free during these hours. Any illegal dumping during off hours is subject to fines.

You can find a list of accepted and prohibited materials below, but if you have any other questions about this event, visit a2gov.org/studentmove or contact Customer Service at 734.994.7336 or [email protected].

Reuse, Donate, and Recycle

Before you bring stuff to the City’s move out site, check out these donation and reuse options:


Also, the city is working with the University of Michigan to promote reuse and recycling. Students can donate unopened food and hygiene products and kitchen supplies to the Maize and Blue Cupboard. https://mbc.studentlife.umich.edu/how-to-help/

Accepted and Unacceptable Materials at Drop-Off Event

The city has invited Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation to receive some of the items that are donated at the drop-off event Kiwanis may accept:

  • Gently used clothing
  • Clean mattresses
  • Furniture, in good condition
  • Working, clean electric appliances including refrigerators

Accepted recycling

* Visit a2gov.org/recycle for more details. You can also place recycle items in carts or dumpsters at your residence.

  • Scrap metal (only at drop-off event)
  • Clean block foam only; NO peanuts, wrapping, or food packaging (only at drop-off event)
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed paper
  • Metal cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles, containers and tubs
  • "Aseptic" and "Tetrapak" cartons

Trash accepted at drop-off event

  • Bagged trash
  • Discarded furniture (if you can move it into the trash bunker at the site without City staff assistance).

Not Accepted material

  • Non-working freon containing appliances (freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, AC window units)
  • Televisions; electronics
  • Construction debris: wood, wallboard, carpet, flooring, tile, wires, spools, pallets, and any material of a similar nature
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Paint
  • Yard trimmings or compost, food waste
  • Biohazardous or hazardous waste
  • Ovens and dishwashers
  • Bathtubs and hot tubs
  • Trailers or boats

Material that needs to be broken down to be placed into a bunker must be done before arriving. Unloading assistance will not be available. Many of these unaccepted materials can be taken to Washtenaw County’s Home Toxics Center, the Drop-off Station, or Recycle Ann Arbor’s Recovery Yard.

Ann Arbor Yard Sale

In addition to the information provided by the City of Ann Arbor about donation, reuse and recycle options, there is also a yard sale event taking place on Saturday, April 15. If you would like more information about this event, please visit the dedicated website.

Other sustainability ideas

If you are part of a student club or organization and looking for HDMI cords, adapters, art supplies or a bluetooth speaker for an upcoming event, you can rent them from the Center for Campus Involvement Resource Hub. These items are available to pick up at the 3rd Mezzanine Floor desk of the Michigan Union, during business hours.

Do you have a cap or gown that you don’t need and would like to donate? Are you graduating soon and would like to share your graduation apparel with other students? Please contact Abigail Nighswonger ([email protected]) in LSA Student Government for more details on how to donate your items!