What is the Halifax Dump and Run?
The Halifax Dump and Run is an annual event, now approaching its fifteen year, that is student-organized and community run through Saint Mary's University Environmental Society (SMUES) and Dalhousie's Office of Sustainability. Our goal is to divert waste from local landfills by collecting items people no longer have use for and selling them (cheap!) at a gymnasium-sized indoor yard sale in order to raise money for charitable organizations that support Halifax's social and environmental well-being.
Both SMUES and Dalhousie Office of Sustainability have taken a keen interest in fostering the idea of environmental responsibility, with the Halifax Dump and Run as our featured event. As a recycling and waste diversion project, it has been an enormous success in previous years, and has been able to make a number of valuable contributions to our community. In 2009 nearly 8 metric tons of goods, furniture, clothing, books, and other items were sold at the Dump and Run in lieu of being sent to landfill. In 2016, the Halifax Dump and Run donated over $10,000 to 13 charities/not-for-profits.