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Surplus – We’re on TV! KVAL News features OSUsed Store.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

KVAL News visited us on June 21st to create a news feature about our Special Saturday Sale on June 22nd. The story provides a nice overview of our public sales and store. View the video below or read the article on their website.

Recycling – Question of the Week: Repair Fair video

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to to answer correctly will win an OSU stainless steel mug like this one! Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one guess per person, please. Question of the Week: Our recently posted Repair Fair video clip (below) […]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Styrofoam and Packing Peanuts

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

What is accepted: Styrofoam blocks (no food containers) Packing peanuts How it is processed: Packing peanuts, most often made of Styrofoam or a corn-based plastic, are not recycled, but instead reused by Surplus Property for shipping purposes.  As a result, Surplus rarely has to buy new packing peanuts. Styrofoam blocks are collected in 1,000 gallon […]

Recycling – April Repair Fair Recap

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Blue skies did not keep the broken items at bay for April’s Repair Fair. This month’s event brought a total of 42 attendees for both repairs and demonstrations, and a total of 30 items were successfully repaired. The item of interest that raised the most eyebrows this time was a model ship, whose bow had […]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Redeemable Bottle & Can Recycling

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

What is the Oregon Bottle Bill? Enacted in 1971, the Oregon Bottle Bill was the nation’s first legislated container deposit system. It created a five cent refundable deposit on containers, and was aimed at reducing litter and increasing recycling. What is accepted under the bill:  Metal, plastic, or glass containers that are 3 liters or less […]

Recycling – Behind the Scenes: Glass Recycling

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

What is accepted: Glass bottles, any color – iced tea, iced coffee, toiletries, alcoholic beverages, etc. Glass jars – salsa, condiments, canned food, nut butter, etc. Note: Please remove metal lids and recycle them in the same bin How it is processed: Glass is sorted out from other recyclable containers by Campus Recycling employees using […]


Monday, March 4th, 2013

For those who send folded self-mailers and un-enveloped mail, new USPS standards are in place as of January 5, 2013. These important changes apply to all mailing projects sent at automation or machinable rates. New requirements affect to the following, among other things: Location, size and required number of tabs Weight of your mailer Paper […]

Recycling/Surplus – Who are the Waste Watchers? They explain in this new video.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Who are the Oregon State University Waste Watchers? In this video, a few of them explain what they’ve worked on, why they volunteer, and what they’re looking forward to this year. Thank you to Waste Watcher Jodie Davaz for making this video! About the group Waste Watchers is a joint group between Campus Recycling and the […]

Recycling – Wisdom of the Week: How to Reuse Everyday Items

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

For our first Wisdom of the Week post, we are sharing this Howcast video, “How to Reuse Everyday Items.” This packs in a lot of easy tips and is sure to have something new for you to try! This post is part of our Wisdom of the Week series, furthering your knowledge about waste reduction […]

Recycling – Learn how to recycle in res. halls, in 45 seconds!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Do you live in a residence hall at Oregon State University? Get an overview of how to recycle everything, in just 45 seconds! Get more detailed information in our online recycle guide. Happy recycling!