UPDATE: Recycle Office Supplies through UT Surplus!
Last week I blogged about potentially starting an office supply reuse program. I got a lot of great feedback and interest from across UT. I also learned that a program like this does in fact exist, and has for many years, through UT Surplus! So SEED is partnering with Surplus to spread the word!
Surplus Property takes unneeded, reusable items from all departments. They take in equipment, furniture, and office supplies, from manila folders to boxes of paperclips. If you are unsure about your items, please contact Terri Miller at 419-530-3191 or firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.
Surplus items are free to donate and free to reuse on campus. However, due to limited staffing, offices do have to make their own arrangements for items to be dropped off to Surplus. Surplus Property is located at 328 N. Westwood, Dock 11. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM. They are closed for lunch from 12-1:00 PM. Whether you are coming to drop off items or to browse for items, make sure you sign in first, then they can help you unload your items.
So next time you move spaces or do some spring cleaning, please consider dropping off unwanted office supplies to Surplus for reuse! It saves offices money, eliminates the need to throw usable items in a landfill, and saves resources that would otherwise be needed to make brand new items!
If you have any further questions or comments, please send them to SEED at email@example.com.
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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