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Big Yard Sale

The 2022 Big Yard Sale is cancelled. Please contact Rethink Waste Manager David Donaldson at if you have any questions.  

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. Proceeds from the sale go to the Falls of the James Sierra Club chapter and support initiatives undertaken by University of Richmond's student sustainability organizations.

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

People with University of Richmond identification and their family members can attend the preview sale on Friday evening. The Yard Sale is a cash or check-only event. No credit cards will be accepted. Please bring a reusable shopping bag for your items. 

What can you buy at the sale?

East Concourse: mini fridges, microwaves, chairs, televisions, lamps, bookcases, shelves, small tables. 

West Concourse: books, linens, clothes, shoes, office supplies, art supplies, decor, cleaning supplies, electronics, kitchenware, and more. 


The Big Yard Sale collects gently used items in boxes in residence hall laundry rooms and tents outside apartment complexes beginning in April. Students can also drop off donated items in the three Goodwill bins located around campus. 

Please do not donate items that are unusable. We accept bedding, clothing, electronics, appliances, books, decor, kitchenware, school supplies, towels, mattress covers, and mattresses.

For more information about how you can get involved, please email the Office for Sustainability at

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