The university recommends using our surplus property software platform, WashUReuse, for the internal recirculation of unwanted equipment, supplies, and furniture. This feature is accessible by staff, faculty, and students across departments and campuses and will support peer-to-peer sharing, enabling users to quickly find an item they need and promoting re-homing unwanted items efficiently through the university. For more information and to learn how to become a user, please visit reuse.wustl.edu.

For items that you are unable to circulate internally through WashU Reuse, the university partners with several suppliers and non-profits for equipment disposal.

Please see the table below for more details.

Computers & Other Equipment with regulated materials / Washington University – Environmental Health & SafetySome items and equipment used in offices and laboratories are regulated as special or hazardous waste and may not be disposed of in the “normal” trash. These items contain hazardous components which are restricted from disposal in non-hazardous landfills. Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) will recycle or dispose of these items according to state and federal requirements.Environmental Health & Safety



314-362-1995 Fax

EHS Equipment Disposal Policy

Office Supply Material/Equipment


Washington University – Office of Sustainability/Office Supply Exchange Program

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with Mail Services to launch the Office Supply Exchange, a pilot program designed to facilitate the recirculation of useful office materials. The program serves as a centralized process for donating and receiving office supplies and is open to employees on all WashU campuses with access to internal mail circulation routes.


All items should be in good working order. Please separate materials (for example, bag paper clips and rubberbands, rather than sending a mixed bag).

Laurie Brady
Mail Serviceslmbrady@wustl.edu
Lab Equipment/ Supply Recycling Program


Washington University School of Medicine  Young Scientists Program

Provides support and resources to the St. Louis Public Schools by donating lab materials and old, used equipment and supplies to allow teachers to do hands-on science teaching in their classroom.


Items containing Hazardous Chemicals should NOT be donated unless equipment remains on campus.

Rochelle Smith
Young Scientist Program Director
Any Items (except electronics)The Strait Group will pick up any item, whether it has value or not. Items that have a resale value will be sold and the proceeds shared with the department.


Items of little value but still usable will be donated to local institutions or charities. Items of no value will be recycled through appropriate channels. No surplus item will go to a landfill.

Will work with departments on removing excess furniture for a fee. Contact Bob Strait with questions.

The Strait Group

Bob Strait314-662-8080


Unwanted Computers / Dell Financial ServicesDell will pack and ship old computers and evaluate for disposal or value for payment back to the department.Aurora Knight
1-800-274-3355 ext. 7282237
Fax: 512-283-2517 aurora_knight@dell.com
Furniture Sales / St. Charles Office FurnitureSt. Charles Office Furniture will schedule truck to pick up after sale. Send photos of items to Heide Bunting.Heide Bunting
St. Charles Office Furniture
710 Fountain Lake Blvd.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Medical Supply Donations / Wildlife Rescue CenterA non-profit rehabilitation center for Missouri native wildlife.Lauren Caruso
Wildlife Rescue Center
1128 New Ballwin Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63021
School Supplies Donations / Kidsm​art Tools for Learning​Organization seeks supplies to help enhance children’s education. Serving the neediest students in the Greater Metropolitan St. Louis area by providing basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise to teachers for the children’s educational needs.Linda Kilwan
Kidsmart Tools for Learning
12175 Bridgeton Square Dr.
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Donations / Grace & Peace FellowshipGrace & Peace Fellowship is interested in donations in good condition – chairs, tables, beds, couches. With three or four days notice, they can acquire a pick-up truck. They can call their insurance company and get a temporary extension on liability insurance.Stephanie Clear




Medical Supply Donations, donations of surgical supplies, sutures, sterile towels, gloves, etc./ Jet Vet Veterinary ClinicA veterinary clinic caring for rescue animals.Danielle
Jet Vet Veterinary Clinic
Dixon, MO
Biology/Chemistry Lab Equipment/ SupplySeeding Labs is a Boston-based non-profit organization that works with their vetted network of scientists in developing countries to equip them with the resources they need to pursue life-changing research, address global health issues, and teach the next generation. They only accept biology and chemistry lab equipment in good working order that matches the needs of recipients. Labs interested in donating qualified equipment should work directly with Seeding Labs to assess their equipment and verify what, if any, shipping fees apply.Jennifer Raymond

 Corporate Relations Managerjennifer@seedinglabs.org

+1-617-500-3014 x9Pronouns: she/her/hersseedinglabs.org