Move Out Resources

Moving out? With some simple planning, you can help not only reduce your carbon footprint, but also give your gently used household items and furniture a loving home. This year, UCLA students will have an opportunity to donate unwanted household and bulky items, including furniture. Partnering with local non profits, LA City Council District 5, LA Sanitation, and campus partners, UCLA will host two “Sustainable Move Out” events in the North Village area, along with two events on the Hill on campus.

On June 8th and June 22nd, 2024, from 10am-3pm UCLA students who reside off campus will be able to donate and dispose of their unwanted bulky items at five locations throughout the North Village. These drop-off locations will provide several opportunities to donate items to nonprofit organizations. They will also serve as trash pickup zones for those items that cannot be repurposed. Volunteers will be on hand to help determine if items can be donated or need to be discarded.

In addition, on June 8th (10am-6pm) and 13th (9-12pm North Hill, 12-3pm South Hill), 2024, UCLA students who reside on-campus will be able to donate small housing items for reuse across the Hill.

Why Should I Donate?

  • Reducing and efficiently managing our waste is one of the ways we can reduce our environmental footprint. As a community, we can get closer to our zero waste goals by using lower-waste alternatives and changing our habits. Each of us has the power to make a difference in our everyday lives!
  • Rethinking where rubbish ends up is not just about protecting the environment — it concerns people as well. Landfills are often located in lower socioeconomic areas, with waste potentially close to homes. One person’s trash can be harmful to another, making zero waste a social justice issue.
  • While you may have no further need for the items, if they’re in good condition, others could give them a new home.
  • Keeping our communities clean is important, not just in terms of appearance, but to ensure all people have access to safely use the sidewalks and streets.

Photo from the LA Times

When Can I Donate Items?

  • At the North Village for off campus students: June 8th and June 22nd from 10am-3pm
  • On the Hill for on campus students: June 8th from 10am-6pm, and June 13th from 9am-12pm for the north hill (De Neve and Sunset Village), and 12pm-3pm for the south hill (Hedrick and Rieber).

Where Can I Drop Off Items?

Drop offs are available during both the on campus and off campus events. Please see below for the various locations.

Drop off locations for North Village off campus housing:

Gayley Ave. and Veteran Ave.

Glenrock Ave. and Ophir Dr.

Levering Ave. and Kelton Ave.

Strathmore Dr. and Levering Ave.

Roebling Ave. and Landfair Ave.

Click to view map larger for North Village.

For on campus move out on the Hill, drop off locations for June 8th from 10am-6pm will be:

Rieber Court

Hedrick Court

Sunset Village

De Neve Plaza

Olympic and Centennial

For June 13th the drop off locations on the Hill will be:

From 9am-12pm – Hedrick Court and Rieber Court

From 12pm-3pm – De Neve Plaza and Sunset Village

What Can I Donate?

A majority of home goods are acceptable for donation. However, our partners have some items they cannot accept. Please refer to below for accepted and not accepted items at each of our partners. Electronic and Universal waste are NOT accepted at this event and can be dropped off at a S.A.F.E. center with more info here.

UCLA Thrift Store

Will accept:

  • Artwork
  • Books
  • Furniture
  • Housewares
  • Small rugs
  • CD’s, DVD’s, video game consoles
  • Flat screen tv’s
  • Small electronics

Will not accept:

  • Cassettes
  • Appliances
  • Beds, bed frames, headboards, futons, sofa sleepers
  • Gym equipment
  • Carpets
  • Tools
  • Humidifiers
  • Bulky items
  • Medical supplies
  • Office furniture

St. Joseph’s

Will accept:

  • Lamps
  • Chairs (not large though)
  • Side tables
  • Desks
  • Wall hangings
  • Plates, glasses, mugs, silverware
  • Home décor items
  • Microwaves if in good condition

Will not accept:

  • Bulky or large Items
  • Mattresses
  • Mini fridges
  • Hot plates

LA Animal Services

Will accept:

  • Towels
  • Blankets

How Can I Volunteer?

  • Volunteers are needed for the North Village for Saturday, June 8th and 22nd from 10am-3pm to help direct students; sort items for donation; and help answer questions about disposing of household items.
  • Volunteers are also needed for outreach efforts to spread the word out about these events. We will be passing out flyers on the Hill, at the Westwood Farmers market, and throughout the North Village.
  • Learn more and sign up to volunteer for the off campus move out event here.

Local Discounts for Participation

The UCLA Store will be providing a coupon for 20% off. Along with this, multiple local businesses have shared coupons with us for students who participate in the move out days. They will be available at the collection stations. These include:

BusinessOfferSocial Handle
Meet Fresh15% off any purchase@meetfreshusa
Enzo’s Pizzeria20% off@enzospizzeria_
Honey Krush20% off any purchase@honey.krush
Just Boba20% off taiyaki@justbobaucla
The Poke Co25% off any bowl@thepokecosocal
DipNMix25% off any purchase@dipnmix
Splatterz50% off the regular studio@splatterzstudio
Nick the GreekFree combo upgrade with purchase of any pita sandwich@nickthegreekwestwooducla
Ministry of Coffeeoffer free coffee with any purchase@moclosangeles

Partner Organizations

To dispose of electronic waste, universal waste, and some hazardous waste you can drop them off at L.A. run S.A.F.E. center housed on campus at 550 Charles E Young Drive West (at the corner of Strathmore & Charles E Young Drive West). Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8am – 2pm, with e-waste only accepted on Saturdays. More info here.

Resources to remove unwanted items outside of scheduled event times:

City of Los Angeles Bulky Item Pickup | Pickup Please – Pickup Service

Local thrift stores for donation drop offs:

UCLA Thrift Shop | Council Thrift Shop | Out of the Closet | Habitat for Humanity ReStore