Sunrise behind Fraser Hall

Sustainability & Good Stewardship

We support sustainability and good stewardship of resources by collecting and redistributing surplus furniture and equipment that would otherwise be discarded.

KU Surplus will pick up reusable furniture, equipment and office supplies from the Lawrence campus free of charge in accordance with the KU Surplus Property Recycling Procedure. Surplus items are then available for purchase by other departments or the general public, or available for donation to non-profit organizations. Some surplus items are sold on auction sites, including GovDeals and Purple Wave. By working with campus departments, the general public and local non-profits, we are able to redistribute surplus that would otherwise be discarded.

KU Surplus does not accept surplus property from off-campus individuals or businesses. However, there are a number of stores and non-profit agencies that accept donations of used items and resell them or make them available for free.

Furniture, Equipment & Supplies

KU Surplus collects reusable surplus property located on the University of Kansas - Lawrence Campus. Accepted items include reusable office furniture and equipment, modular furniture, and excess office supplies. Other items are accepted on a case by case basis. Please complete an online work request for collection of surplus property.

Recycling

KU Recycling is responsible for the collection of recyclable materials on campus, including office paper, newspaper, aluminum and steel cans, plastics #I-7, cardboard, and other materials. Contact KU Recycling for the disposal of recyclable items.


Hazardous Materials

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for managing and monitoring the hazardous materials and environmental protection program efforts at the University of Kansas - Lawrence campus. Contact EHS for disposable of any items containing hazardous material.

Electronic Waste

KU Information Technology (KU IT) provides a way for obsolete or unwanted electronic equipment or data storage devices to be securely reused or recycled. Most items can be disposed of at no cost, and there is no charge for pickup. Contact KU IT for more information