Fall 2024 Student Move In/Out


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City of Ann Arbor Customer Service

Larcom City Hall, First Floor
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m​.



WHY? By donating your stuff, you can help families that were previously unhoused, provide food for fellow students, and reduce your waste to the landfill. Last year, several organizations in Ann Arbor sent about 40 tons of materials for reuse or recycling and helped 511 households with 634 children get setup with a new home. Help build equity and resilience in Ann Arbor by giving your things a new and extended life!

​​​​​WHAT STUFF? Furniture, clean mattresses, household items, lamps, electronics, décor, rugs, clothing, nonperishable food, cleaning supplies and more.​

WHEN? Now! Start now by ​​ma​king a plan now to donate your household items, décor, clothing, nonperishable food and more using the resources below. Again, this year, many local organizations are participating to give your stuff an extended and new life by helping collect it and get it to those in need. Whether you live on-campus or off, there are opportunities for you to donate your things.​

Live on Campus?

On-campus services are provided by the University of Michigan and include collecting at residence halls using drop boxes for good condition, clean clothing, shoes, and bedding and unopened, not-expired food, and household items and toiletries. There are also take it or leave it areas in each residence hall for bulky items. For full details about on-campus collections visit: U of M

Live off Campus?

​Off-campus, there are services provided by local non-profits like House N2 Home who is providing curbside pick-up for household items and décor IN GOOD USABLE CONDITION over six days in the area between Oakland Avenue, South Forest Avenue, Hill Street, and Tappan Avenue. They will have clearly marked vehicles and volunteers available to collect your items. HouseN2Home is also collaborating with Oxford Management, Dan's Houses, several high rises, and most sororities to collect from these properties. For full details visit their campu​s collection webpage.

​​You can help Jewish Family Services​ set up welcoming homes for refugee families. ​They accept donations of ​gently used household supplies and furniture. Contact them to arrange a pickup of your items. For full details visit ​their moving out site​.  ​​​​

Have a car or a friend with a car?

​​The City of Ann Arbor has a Reu​se page that has information on what to do with unwanted items. We encourage students who are moving in or out to use these resources for unwanted items. Although the City will accept some items during Move in Move out for reuse, this page includes year-round services and has additional resources for reusing items. ​​​​​​​​​​​

For things in good condition and bad, the City hosts a drop-off site south of campus on 2000 S. Industrial, on certain days between Aug 9-27. There Kiwanis will take your good, usable items for resale. You can also recycle foam, scrap metal, and cardboard as well as throw away bagged household trash and bulky items yourself. See details on days and hours below:

  • Drop off site: Aug. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 23, 24, 27. 

  • Extra Tips: Aug. 9, 12, 19, 23, 26. Requests must be made in advance by calling Customer Service 734.994.7336 at least 2 days prior to the day of requested service.​

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

​Location: 200​0 South Industrial Highway

No material will be accepted outside of these hours subject to illegal dumping fines.

Site will be actively monitored 24 hours.

Materials accepted for disposal/recycle:
  • Bagged household trash
  • Dirty mattresses
  • Worn out furniture
  • Curbside recycling
  • Scrap metal
Materials accepted for reuse:
  • Gently used clothing
  • Gently used furniture
  • Working electric appliances 
  • Working refrigerators
  • Clean mattresses

Not accepted: 

  • Non-working freon containing appliances (freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, AC window units)
  • Televisions
  • Electronics
  • Construction debris: wood, wallboard, flooring, tile, wires, spools, pallets, and any material of a similar nature
  • Carpet
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Paint
  • Food Waste
  • Compost or yard waste
  • Biohazardous or hazardous waste
  • Ovens and dishwashers
  • Bathtubs and hot tubs
  • Trailers or boats 
  • *​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


No on-site assistance for unloading will be available. Large material that needs to be broken down to fit into the dumpsters must be prepped before drop-off. 


Mixed paper; metal cans; glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles, containers and tubs; "Aseptic" and "Tetrapak" cartons. Visit the recycling ​page for more details.  You can also place these items in carts or dumpsters at your residence. ​

Trash and recycling set out time

All refuse and recycling must fit inside city trash or recycling carts. Material sitting on top of, alongside or in front of carts will not be picked up. Set cart out no earlier than 24 hours before collection day and remove carts from the curb no ​later than noon the day after collection.​ Any violation of this policy will be subject to a Community Standards violation with a fine possible. 

City Serviced Trash Dumpsters

Apartment sites in the Central Campus Area that have dumpster service provided by the city, may request an extra tip, at no additional cost, for August 11, 14, 21, 25, and 28. Apartment sites must pre-schedule with Customer Service at least 2 days prior to the day of requested service at 734.994.​7336.​ During move in/out, requests for extra tips of dumpsters other than schedule days will be available at the regular cost of $88 per tip.

Getting an extra trash​ dumpster
If you have need extra capacity during move in/out, you can schedule the placement of a temporary extra trash dumpster by contacting WM at 877-866.797.9018 or by email at [email protected]. Find costs under special event dumpsters here

​​Dumpsters will not be serviced if they are blocked by vehicles or have excess/overflowing trash

All trash must fit within the dumpster with the lid closed. Block​ed dumpsters will be serviced on the site’s next scheduled day. If the dumpster owner requests the city to return to service the dumpster, the scheduled tip rate of $88 will be assessed.​