University Surplus, Sustainability and The Triple Bottom Line

2019-07-09T08:58:48-04:00Tags: , , , |

The focus on sustainability in higher education has become prevalent throughout the country. Institutions like the University of Central Florida and Ohio State University helped pioneer sustainability programs in the early 2000s, and since then, many other schools have followed suit. By 2013, more than 665 U.S. colleges and universities had publicly committed to [...]

Surplus Property: An Untapped Resource for University Waste Diversion and Revenue Generation

2018-01-22T10:07:16-05:00Tags: , , , |

Universities across the country continue to prioritize sustainability and a drive towards zero-waste among their top initiatives. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), “the most successful campus waste reducers have established challenging waste reduction goals and are implementing broad and numerous initiatives to achieve those goals.1” From [...]

No Surplus Warehouse. No Problem.

2020-04-20T13:21:23-04:00Tags: , , , , |

These days on some college campuses and in some areas of the country, space comes at a premium. If you are responsible for the disposal or redistribution of surplus assets but don't have a warehouse in which to store those assets or have limited space in which to store those assets, rest assured, you are [...]

Location Isn’t Everything: 5 Keys to Running a Successful Off-Campus Surplus Operation

2018-01-22T10:03:53-05:00Tags: , , , , |

Location is an essential factor for most businesses. University surplus managers running off-campus warehouses can vouch for that. An off-campus location challenges managers to develop effective strategies to transport surplus assets, get student workers to the warehouse, and attract customers from campus and beyond. Rising to the challenge means building an identity that’s in [...]

Surplus Managers Opt to Stay Local

2018-01-22T09:41:16-05:00Tags: , |

University surplus managers aren’t going out of their way to move products internationally More U.S. companies – large and small – are turning their focus to overseas sales as American brands continue to find success in international markets. However, most university surplus organizations aren’t following suit. Dealing with school administrators, customers and busy schedules [...]

7 Ways Colleges and Universities are Promoting Surplus On Campus and Around Town

2018-01-22T09:34:36-05:00Tags: , , , |

Promoting your surplus operation and available assets can make a difference in meeting your waste diversion, revenue generation, or other goals. Getting the word out on campus and around town helps drive customers to your warehouse and move items off of the shelves. Here are a few strategies surplus managers are using to publicize [...]

The Drive towards Zero-Waste

2018-08-15T14:17:51-04:00Tags: , , |

How proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) can play a major role These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a student walking on a college or university campus without a cell phone. Whether listening to music, text messaging a friend, or looking up the menu for the dining hall, students notoriously rely on [...]

Spread the Wealth

2019-07-31T13:32:22-04:00Tags: , , , |

Using Departmental Reimbursements to Improve Surplus Throughput and Results At many colleges and universities, it can be a challenge to convince the departments on campus to contact the surplus property department when disposing of end of life assets. Giving them a stake in the game can encourage participation. Institutions of higher education across the [...]

Three Ways To Improve Traffic To Your Surplus Warehouse

2019-07-31T13:37:45-04:00Tags: , , |

As Colleges and Universities across the country continue to focus on sustainability and "zero waste," effective Surplus Property Departments are critical. While finding ways to bring more items into the Surplus Warehouse is important, going hand-in-hand with that is finding new ways to promote their redistribution and reuse. Here are three ways to encourage [...]

University Surplus Reimbursements: “Show Me The Money”

2019-10-31T14:24:52-04:00Tags: , , , , |

Generate More Revenue for Your Surplus Operation Regardless of how your surplus department is funded, bringing in more revenue is never a bad thing. For self-funded departments, it means a greater operating budget. For fully-funded departments, it could mean larger departmental reimbursements. Either way, it likely means more waste diverted from landfills and more [...]