Move-Out Festival

  • Festival-goers treasure hunting.
  • Thrifters showing off their good finds.
  • Volunteers and Staff organizing some of the 135 cubic yards of donated/reusable items.
  • Chillwaukee serving ice-pops to festival-goers.
  • Festival-goers receive directions on where drop off donations.
  • Volunteers and festival-goers bring a couch to its new home.
  • Move-Out Festival team channeling their inner-wacky wavy inflatable tube man.
  • Festival-goers with books, linens, and other great finds!
  • Volunteers organizing donations.
Thank you to all our event volunteers! Move-Out Festival was a great success and we are already looking forward to Move-Out Festival 2020! Read about our successful event!

Event will happen rain or shine! We’ve got tents!

The Move-Out Festival is hosted by the UWM Neighborhood Housing Office in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability on Saturday, May 18th from 11am-4pm in the Physics Building Parking Lot at 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd. Thank you to the City of Milwaukee, Dept. of Public Works for helping make this event possible.

This program provides an opportunity for student tenants in the move-out process to properly dispose of unwanted furniture, reusable clothing, and other household items that can be re-purposed. Everyone is welcome to browse the selection of items available and everything is free of charge! Not only can you furnish your home, but you’ll also help keep the curbs of the neighborhood surrounding UWM clean.

This program couldn’t go on without the help of our amazing volunteers each year! Click here to sign-up to be a volunteer for any part of the day!

Donate or trash your unwanted large items!

We Pick-Up Large Items For You

Fill out this form for large item pick-up!
One load maximum per unit. Items must be contained.
First-come, first-served.

Pick-Up Boundaries are:
North: Edgewood, South: Newberry, East: Downer, and West: Cambridge Ave.

Drop-Off Items

Bring unwanted items to the science buildings parking lot off Kenwood Blvd.

Accepted Items Examples:

  • Bed pillows
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Candles (burned or new)
  • Cleaning supplies (sealed)
  • Clothing
  • Computers, computer accessories, radios (functioning or broken)
  • Cookware, cups, dishes, mugs, glasses
  • Decorations
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen appliances (functioning)
  • Linens (clean)
  • Lotions, nail polish, perfume
  • Make-up (sealed)
  • Picture frames
  • Posters
  • Shoes
  • Sporting goods
  • Stuffed animals

Not Accepted:

  • Batteries
  • Construction, building, or hazardous materials
  • Cleaning supplies (unsealed)
  • Fireworks
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Lamp oil
  • Matches
  • Non-flammable gas (i.e. helium)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Weapons

Trash/Toss Zone

Will accept most trash items, only for Students with a Student ID

1 per person, must show Student ID:

  • CRT TV’s (aka “Tube” TV’s)
  • Fridges
  • Mattresses

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Come to the Science Buildings parking lot to furnish your home with free furniture and find some great treasures in donated items! Everyone is welcome! Leftover items will be donated.

If you can’t make it to Move-Out Festival but have items to dispose of or donate, keep these bulky item pick-up guidelines and donation centers in mind.