Acadia Dump and Run

The Acadia Dump and Run is a large campus-community garage sale held each May. It was started by students in 2001 to divert residence waste from the landfill and minimize curbside waste from off-campus housing.The Wolfville and area community also participates and over the years literally tons of waste has been diverted from local landfills. Student and community groups volunteer at the event with proceeds donated to the participating campus clubs, societies and community non-profit groups. Past volunteer groups include Habitat for Humanity, Girl Guides, World University Services Canada, Wolfville Tritons, SPCA, The Acadia Community Farm, S.M.I.L.E. and many more.

Event Details


Saturday May 7th, 2016 9am-1pm


Acadia Athletic Complex Gymnasium

Event Day Entrance: Main Entrance

Donation Drop-off Schedule: Monday May 2nd-Friday May 6th 1:00PM-7:00PM.

Donation Delivery Directions: Donations are only accepted at the lower west entrance. Please do not leave items outside.

Parking: Parking for patrons on the day of the event is available in the Athletic Centre parking lot. Security staff will be on site to help direct traffic. 

Campus map

Items Accepted

Furniture, toys, clothes, sports equipment, decorations, tools, kitchenware, shoes and electronics.

Items NOT Accepted

Helmets, baby furniture, car seats, toiletries, paints, rugs, televisions, mattresses, pillows, soiled or broken items, undergarments, Readers Digests, encyclopedias, textbooks older than 10 years, magazines, fridges, stoves, bicycles. ***Please be considerate and do not donate these items. They create extra work and disposal costs for our volunteers and will be disposed of upon arrival. 

Please Note: We are no longer able to arrange community pick-ups.

Contact Valley Waste Waste Resource Management for information on disposal of items not accepted. Did you know?  Valley Waste now operates a re-sort centre year round for waste items in good condition. Check it out on Saturdays. 



Phone: 902-585-1311

Information for Volunteers

Volunteers help many tasks before and during the event. Set up involves tasks such as receiving, sorting and organizing donations ranging from furniture and appliances to books and clothes. During the event volunteers provide assistance to shoppers, work as pricers and cashiers, help with security, manage stock, and clean-up at the end of the event.

Thanks to all those interested, but we now have ample volunteers so are not accepting new community groups for this year. All community groups who volunteered in 2015 are eligible to return. Contact by April 7th to confirm your group's participaton.

Any Acadia club or society is eligible to participate. Please confirm your group's participation by April 7th

Volunteer Information Session is scheduled for Wednesday April 20th from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the Wolfville Room, Acadia Athletics Complex. A representative from your group must attend this session or your group will be ineligible to participate. 

A list of volunteers with contact information must be provided to the coordinator by April 29th. Volunteers not on this list will not be permitted to volunteer. Please complete the form and return to Campus/Community Group Volunteer List

Volunteers must read, understand and sign the volunteer agreement prior to volunteering. The forms should be presented at the Volunteer Information Session or on the first day of volunteering. Volunteer Agreement

Volunteer Hours

Monday May 2nd-Friday May 6th 1:00PM-7:00PM; Saturday Event Day 8:00AM-5:00PM

Volunteer Parking

Please park in the designated zone at the back of the Athletic Centre Parking lot near the soccer fields.

Volunteer Entrance

Volunteers should enter at the main entrance to the Athletic Centre. Please check in at the info desk.