Rummage in the Ramp will be held from July 26 through August 4, 2018, at the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, 405 E. Washington St.

Rummage in the Ramp is an annual City-sponsored event that occurs as leases changeover each year in Iowa City at the end of July. People are encouraged to donate items they no longer want or need. Most items are priced $20 or under. Profits are split between environmental and human services non-profit groups that volunteer to work the sale. 

Over the last decade, this event has helped divert more than 265 tons of furniture, housewares, clothing, books and other items out of the landfill. Dozens of local non-profit groups have shared the $168,300 collected. 

Rummage and the Ramp cannot store items in advance of the event. Residents who are moving early or are ready to purge now should instead donate or consign items to local organizations

For questions about Rummage in the Ramp, contact Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch at 319-887-6110 or RSVP to the Rummage in the Ramp Facebook event for updates and reminders. To learn more, visit

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Date of publication

Tuesday, June 19, 2018