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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
OP-T2-38: Materials Exchange

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:


In an effort to increase awareness of surplus University material for reuse within the University and to minimize the amount of material that ends up in landfill, we are changing the process for disposing of surplus items.

The current process of posting notices of surplus items on Notice Digest for one day is not an effective method of notifying the entire University campus of surplus items. If items are not reused within the University, they are likely to find a home in the landfill.

The new process will advertise items on a website for a period of time with a specified closing date. Requests from departments for University requirements will be served on a first come, first serve basis. Individuals, including the general public, will be allowed to submit bids for personal use of the items. These bids will be considered in the event that there are no requests for reuse within the University.

Process highlights include;

• Surplus items will be posted on a website for viewing. Departments may specify a limited viewing time for interested parties to view the item.

• Reuse for internal requirements will be considered before bids for personal use

• Departments and individuals can register to receive a notice as new items are available.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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