Moving out? Find Homes for Gently Used Items

If you are moving off-campus, to a different house or moving out of the city altogether it can be tempting to throw unwanted items in the trash and call it a day. These items can find a second life and help another individual purchase low-cost goods if you take the time to dispose of them properly


If you are looking to make back some of your investment, you can try to sell off some of your items. Make use of online options like 

 or sell to a local pawn or consignment shop .

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Giving gently used items a second life is a great way to keep them out of the trash. In Thunder Bay, if you live in residence donation bins are set up in Bartley Front.

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Non-perishable unopened food

Food Resource Center (also willing to take cookware)

Shelter House


LUSU Food Pantry

The Sharing Place


Clothing/Household Items

 Twice as Nice

 Diabetes Canada Donation Bins

 Value Village

 Community Clothing Assistance

 Salvation Army

 Adult and Teen Challenge Super Thrift

 Our Kids Count


Diabetes Canada Donation Bins

Value Village

Salvation Army

Dress for Success

The Lighthouse 

2nd Chance Thrift Store


Furniture, Appliances, Decor, Tools and ElectronicsHabitat for Humanity Re-store Store


Habitat for Humanity Re-store Store



Student Health and Wellness is accepting books for their lending library- drop them off in the bookcase in our lobby

Thunder Bay Public Library

Friend of the Library Used Bookstore

Little Free Libraries

Orillia Public Library

Little Free Libraries

 Sporting Equipment

Underground Gym

Community Spokes- bikes in any condition or part

Other charities like the Canadian Diabetes Association (1-800-226-8464), Kidney Clothes (1-800-414-3484) and Community Living Ontario (1-800-278-8025) will pick up your used clothing. Please call ahead if you are unsure of what is accepted.

Dispose of Properly

If your items aren’t in good enough condition to be reused, then they should be disposed of properly with only the necessary items going to the landfill. 

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If you live off campus, curbside recycling collection takes place every two weeks, usually on the same day every week, except for holiday exceptions. There is no limit on how much you can recycle- just sort items properly. 

  1. See-through plastic blue bags for paper: newspapers, flyers, junk mail, magazines, paperbacks, fine paper, paper food and beverage cartons (egg cartons), and boxboard such as cereal boxes. Cardboard must be flattened.

  2. Bundles of cardboard: large cereal boxes, shoeboxes, and clean delivery boxes, tied securely with twine.

  3. See-through plastic blue bags for containers: pop cans, milk cartons, juice boxes, metal cans, all #1 through #7 plastic containers (e.g. drink bottles, soap bottles, salad and fruit containers), glass bottles and jars. Containers must be rinsed of any liquid or food residue.

For apartment recycling information, contact your apartment Superintendent.

If you live off campus in Orillia, curbside garbage collection is every other week, and recycling and green bin/yard waste are collected weekly. 

See the City of Orillia’s Recycling guidelines


Used or broken electronics do not belong in the landfill. Printers, monitors, tvs, chargers, cables, laptops, tablets, cameras and batteries

Bartley Building Front desk

Thunder Bay Solid Waste & Recycling Facility

Full Circle Recycling and Sales

Home Depot

Best Buy

Household Hazardous Waste Depot City of Thunder Bay Household Hazardous Waste Depot City Of Orillia
Unused or Expired MedicationsParticipating PharmaciesParticipating Pharmacies