GU Move Out Drive 2018

By Georgetown University

Georgetown University’s 12th annual Move Out Drive is our end-of-the-school-year contribution to our community and the environment. We invite you to "re-purpose your packing" by donating gently used household items to local charities now through May 31. The Office of Neighborhood Life, the Office of Sustainability, GU Planning and Facilities Management, and local charity Keys for the Homeless will work to collect your donations and give them to those living in poverty in the DC region.

From May 1 through the end of the month, neighbors are invited to donate household items in new or excellent condition, as well as dispose of bulk trash. Information packets and donation tags are available at the Georgetown University Office of Neighborhood Life (1300 36th Street NW), Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm. ONL is handling pick up for off-campus students and Burleith residents.

If residents aren't able to come to our office to pick up tags, please email us at prior to registering for Move Out Drive, and we will bring them tags. (This is also a great opportunity for me and my coworkers to meet community members!) To sign-up and schedule donation or trash collection, click here. For more specifics, click here.


Please Note: Pickups must be scheduled in advance and properly tagged. This not only helps GU teams easily spot donations and trash out for collection, it's also for DPW to know that items aren't just improperly left on the ground and that GU is working to get those items collected. If items are left out without our tags, it is possible that the properties will be cited by the city. Contractor and other commercial enterprise waste will not be picked up.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Move Out Drive, please call Catherine Finnegan, Community Director for Burleith & Foxhall, ONL, Georgetown University, at (202) 687-1320 or email her at

You can also dispose of your bulk trash on Saturday, May 12, during Burleith's 2018 spring clean-up sponsored by the BCA, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Georgetown University. Bagged and bulk trash as well as branches may be conspicuously placed in alleys by 10 am on the day of clean-up so that GU's trash trucks can easily spot and pick up the items. (Use a piece of cardboard or paper to make a "For GU pick-up" sign.) Read more for how you can participate as a volunteer.