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OSUsed Store open for special sale this Saturday

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

The OSUsed Store is hosting a special sale on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm featuring res. hall move-out merchandise (lamps, rugs, décor, small furniture, mini fridges, electronics, OSU gear and other housewares). The OSUsed Store also carries computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office […]

World Oceans Day is June 8th!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

If you missed World Environment Day yesterday (June 5), you’re in luck because you have a chance to redeem yourself by participating in World Oceans Day this Friday, June 8th! World Environment Day and World Oceans Day even have the same action theme this year: prevent and reduce plastic pollution. So instead of beating yourself […]

New Campus Recycling Guide

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Due to significant changes in recycling markets, certain materials are no longer accepted in recycling bins around campus. Oregon State Campus Recycling has updated their acceptables list so that it corresponds with the requirements of OSU’s local recycling processor. Campus Recycling is gradually replacing outdated signage around campus and replacing it with corrected signage that […]

Fix your items for free and learn a new skill!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Before summer move-out, salvage your broken items for free at our Spring Repair Fair on Wednesday, May 16th 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.) Learn to repair your broken items with the help of our volunteers and attend our demos to pocket some knowledgeable skills on being more sustainable! See the […]

We are the RecycleMania Civil War Champs for 2018!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Congrats Beavs, we beat the Ducks in our annual 8-week recycling competition for the first time since 2015! On average, we found that OSU recycled 8.79lbs per person compared to UofO’s 8.14lbs per person. We estimate that OSU recycled over 240,000lbs of material that counted towards the competition! Time to go pick up the trophy!

LEARN HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF AT THE WINTER REPAIR FAIR

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

  Want to try your hand at a new skill? Need to fix one of your belongings that’s been out of commission? Come by the Winter Repair Fair on Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.). Volunteers will teach you how to fix your broken items; attend demos to learn […]

Oregon State receives grant to reduce university food waste

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Oregon State University has been awarded $27,372 from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management program to help the university reduce food waste. This money will be used to incorporate LeanPath into the dining hall systems, tracking food waste by amount, type, cause, & cost, and allowing staff to make adjustments to prevent waste in […]

OSUsed Store hosting end-of-year clearance Dec. 29th!

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The OSUsed Store is hosting an end-of-year clearance sale on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 12:00-3:00 pm. All white tag items will be buy 1, get 2 free! White price gun tagged items include housewares, office supplies, lab glass, lab equipment, tools, some sporting equipment, and more. Note: The OSUsed Store will be closed to […]

Spooky savings opportunity at the OSUsed Store 10/31!

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly evening public sale on Halloween! Come by on October 31 between 5:30 and 7:30 pm and reach into our “cauldron” to pick an eyeball – you just may be lucky enough to draw one good for money off your purchase that day!* Join this event on Facebook. […]

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