Panther Pick Up—a project to help the environment while benefiting the community - will be held Thursday & Friday of Finals Week. Rather than pitching stuff when you move out of your residence hall or apartment, donate your usable items - including running shoes, mattresses, carpets and books!
To learn the various ways you can participate, click on these links:
St. Vincent de Pau and The Salvation Army will have trucks with Panther Pick Up banners on them. They will be accepting:
They will not accept any item needing repair, except computers.
East side of Redeker Center
23rd St. near Commons Circle
NW corner of Campbell Hall
Thursday, May 7, 12 - 4pm
Friday, May 8, 11am - 3pm
Metal items that are not accepted by St. Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army are still useful! Damaged metal futon frames, metal lamps (bulbs removed), bike frames, bent or broken silverware, wires/cables, and other metal "stuff" can be recycled on campus. Sorry, no appliances or electronics of any type will be accepted in these containers. (See above for list of usable electronics that will be accepted by the charitable organizations.).
North side of Physical Plant in red metal recycling dumpster.
Do you live off-campus, but want to donate items? Please call St. Vincent de Paul at 232-3366 to schedule the pick up of usable furniture, computers, keyboards, printers, computer accessories, and other larger items. St. Vincent de Paul usually picks items up within one to two weeks of a phone call, and are able to make Saturday pick-ups. A limited number of pick-ups can be made in a day, so plan ahead. No large appliances please.Back to Top
The Cedar Falls Public Works Department will collect, for disposal, large unusable items placed at the curbside on a call in basis. Please call the department at 273-8629 at least 24 hours in advance of the requested pickup. Call on Monday through Friday between 7 am and 4 pm to schedule a pick up. For details please visit here.
Collected for a $5.00 fee:
Furniture, mattresses, carpet, bikes, exercise equipment, grills, DVD players, stereos, and more items
Collected for an additional fee of $5.00:
Computers and televisions
Collected for an additional fee of $7.50:
Refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, air conditioners, and other appliances
Interested in volunteering for this effort? Have other questions?
Email Eric O'Brien, Office of Sustainability. Please put "Panther Pick Up" in the Subject line.