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Recycling and Surplus Department

Selling the Surplus!

Western Kentucky University is ready for the July surplus auction! WKU will be selling vehicles, bikes, iMacs, printers, RAM, vinyl records, conferencing equipment, metal card cabinets and much more. Surplus is even selling an ice cream machine to help you beat this July heat! All listings go live on July 15th. Visit GovDeals.com to view WKU's items. 

July GovDeals Flyer


Weigh the Waste!

On April 30th, WKU Resource Conservation "Weighed the Waste" for a greener world. We dumped both the trash compactor and recycling dumpster on to the DSU Courtyard to see how WKU is doing diverting waste. Jill Brown's GEOG 280 class sorted the waste into like materials, weighed the waste and recorded data as a part of the lab portion of their class. Overall, they sorted through 354.3 pounds of landfill waste and 130.5 pounds of recycling. This data showed that WKU still has a long way to go in helping students reduce, reuse and recycle. 


Hilltopper Hall Waste Characterization Study                    Hilltopper Hall Recycling Results

Thank you to Hilltopper Hub's staff for composting all pre-consumer food waste and recycling! 


Shop Surplus First!

WKU Surplus is a great place to "shop" for any items your department might need! All items in Surplus are available to WKU Faculty & Staff for reuse on campus -- for FREE! Visit us any Wednesday from 9am - 3pm or Friday from 9am - 1pm. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Service & Supply Building.
Currently, we have desk organizers, office supplies, coat racks, filing cabinets, rectangular tables, chairs, monitors, and more! For pictures of the items in surplus check out our Facebook Page. We hope to see you soon!


Check out the 2018 Fiscal Year Review for information on the accomplishments of the surplus, recycling and composting programs! FY18 Year in Review





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 Last Modified 6/28/19