Spring Salvage

Donate your unwanted items during moveout! Spring Salvage 2020 will take place in May for all fourteen of Yale’s undergraduate residential colleges.

What is Spring Salvage?

Spring Salvage is Yale’s annual resource recovery program that aims to reduce material waste during undergraduate moveout. Students bring items to collection sites located throughout Yale’s residential colleges and Old Campus, and Spring Salvage staff transfer these items to designated Goodwill trailers. The program is coordinated by Yale Recycling and the Yale Office of Sustainability, and typically runs for about 4 weeks during May. 
In 2018, Yale donated over 50,000 lbs. of items to Goodwill Industries of Southern New England through Spring Salvage. Play your part by donating reusable material and support our local community! 

Donation Dos and Don’ts

Soft Stuff: 
  • clothes
  • shoes
  • towels
  • bedding
Hard Stuff: 
  • books
  • electronics (broken or working)
  • sporting equipment
  • housewares
Items to be placed near bins: 
  • chairs
  • bookshelves
  • beds
  • futon frames
  • other large items
Please NO:
  • wet/soiled/mildewed fabrics
  • egg-crate foam
  • mattresses
  • undergarments
  • broken glass 
  • broken furniture 
  • trash