Free Store

Overview

Reduce, reuse, repeat. Let's build a zero-waste campus together.

The Sustainability Office is excited to launch a pop-up Free Store for the campus community. This program will help to rehome items that are still in usable condition to those that want and need them, such as home goods, kitchenware, school supplies and more. Learn more about what items we'll be collecting, where you can drop off donations, and when and where to find pop-ups across campus.

Upcoming pop-ups

The next pop-ups will be held on the following dates in the SLC Marketplace from 11:00am to 1:00pm

  • Thursday, February 8
  • Thursday, February 29
  • Thursday, March 21
  • Thursday, April 4
  • Thursday, April 11
  • Thursday, April 18

Donations

The Free Store will gladly accept donations of your gently used items. Donations can be dropped off at the Sustainability Office (CPH 2383) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 3:00pm or by appointment. Donations can also be made at pop-up events. Please email sustainability@uwaterloo.ca to arrange a drop-off or if you have any questions about making a donation.

Acceptable items

Free Store sign in front of shelving unit with inventory

All items must be clean and in good working order. Please note that while this list serves as a donation guideline, we reserve the right to refuse any items not suitable for donation.

  • Art supplies (e.g. canvases, fabric, paint and brushes, yarn)
  • Books
  • Entertainment (e.g. board games, cards, toys, video games)
  • Electronics (e.g. keyboards, lamps, tabletop fans)
  • Home goods/décor (e.g. art prints, picture frames, wall art, trinkets)
  • Kitchenware (e.g. cups, plates, utensils, reusable mugs, water bottles, kettles, toasters)
  • Office/school supplies (e.g. notebooks, stationery, backpacks)
  • Storage (e.g. bins, pencil holders, baskets)

Not accepted items