Big Yard Sale

2023 Big Yard Sale

The 2023 Big Yard Sale was a huge success! Thank you all for your support! Stay tuned for 2024 Big Yard Sale dates.

The Big Yard Sale is a two-day sale of gently used student items (e.g., furniture, clothing, household items, etc.) collected by volunteers during move-out week. The first day is UR-only and a UR ID card is required for entry. Proceeds from the sale go to the Falls of the James Sierra Club chapter and Rethink Waste.

The Big Yard Sale aims to educate students about responsible waste reduction, to divert reusable items from the landfill, to provide these reusable items to the community at affordable prices, and to raise money for environmental organizations both on and off campus.

The Big Yard Sale is a cash/check event. 

Please bring a reusable shopping bag for your items.

What You Can Buy

Items typically available at the Big Yard Sale include mini fridges, microwaves, chairs, small tables, lamps, bookcases, shelves, linens, clothes and shoes, office and art supplies, decor, cleaning supplies, electronics, kitchen items, and much more.

What You Can Donate

The Big Yard Sale collects gently used items in residence halls and apartment laundry rooms beginning in April. Students can also drop off donation items at the Spider Exchange anytime we're open!

Please do not donate items that are damaged or otherwise unusable.

For more information about how you can get involved, please email Rethink Waste.