Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Rae DeLay

Time for another Staff Spotlight! Who: Rae Delay, Materials Manager for Surplus and Campus Recycling for the last 6.5 years. What she does here: Manage any materials, including waste, leaving campus. One fave thing about her job: Finding a second use for items. If she could improve one thing about waste reduction at OSU: That […]

OSU Ranked in List of Greenest Universities recently released a 2015 list of Greenest Colleges, where Oregon State was ranked #10! Our campus was listed among schools such as Stanford, Colorado State, and even our fellow Pac-12 school, Arizona State. The ranking was based on several criteria, including our already existing STARS rating. Our STARS rating is a reflection of OSU’s excellence […]

Got recycling questions?

Most people we talk to have something spring to mind when we ask if they have questions about recycling or waste reduction. How about you? Please submit your questions below in the comments or on the form at If your question is selected, Campus Recycling staff will answer in a video response in our […]

30+ Reuse Ideas for Everyday Items

At the Waste Watchers booth for the Beyond Earth Day Community Fair, we asked fair attendees to come up with reuse ideas for three items we had on display – a glass jar, an old shirt, and a plastic bag. Here’s what they came up with! Reuse ideas for a glass jar included: as a […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Gabe Janzen

This week’s Staff Spotlight features Gabe Janzen. Who: Gabe Janzen, a Student IT Worker for Surplus for the last year and a half. What he does here: I refurbish the university’s old computers for resale. One fave thing about his job: Getting to play with a large variety of old and new technology. If he […]

Benton County Looking to Hire Sustainability Coordinator

Looking to become a Benton County Team Member? Well, here’s your chance! Benton County is currently accepting applications for their Sustainability Coordinator position. The position is a great opportunity to help work with Benton County’s newly expanded role within community sustainability and resilience. It is a full-time, permanent position.  Duties include planning, coordinating, and implementing sustainable practices within the Benton […]

OSU Joins DOE’s EV Workplace Charging Challenge

Oregon State University is proud to demonstrate its leadership in workplace sustainability by supporting the development of the national plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure. OSU is pursuing this goal as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge – a national partnership that aims to increase the number of employers offering workplace […]


Time for another Staff Spotlight! This week features Steve Schofield. Who: Steve Schofield, Surplus/Warehouse Coordinator for Surplus for the last 4 and a half years. What he does here: I coordinate the influx of surplus on campus and maintain the warehouse space. One fave thing about his job: The variety in the work I do as well as knowing […]

OSUsed Store Midsummer Sales July 15 and 18

Come by the OSUsed Store for our weekly Wednesday public sale and monthly Saturday sale, where we will have clearance prices on several items in the store. Our hours are: Wednesday, July 15, 12 – 3 pm Saturday, July 18 at 9 am – 12 pm The following items will be on clearance: 50% off: […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Jessica Collins

This post is the first of our blog series which will showcase staff from Campus Recycling and Surplus Property and will run regularly during the summer. Who: Jessica Collins, Student Program Assistant for Campus Recycling for the last 9 months. What she does here: Behind the scenes stuff mainly – assisting with coordination of programs, research, data […]