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Reuse at Cornell

Cornell University has a number of exchange programs aimed to facilitate the reuse or re-purpose of materials and reduce landfill waste:

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STACS - the System for Trade and Auction of Cornell Surplus

STACS is:

Note: STACS is designed specifically for distribution of NON-capital materials and does not change or replace any function of the Capital Assets Transfer System (CATS).

  1. An online PUBLIC auction system, for surplus materials no longer needed on the campus.
  2. An online system for internal reallocation of university owned materials. Click here for directions to access to the materials available for internal reallocation (a valid faculty or staff net id and password are required).

Click here for the STACS FAQ's

CATS Program

The Cornell Assets Transfer System (CATS) run by the Division of Financial Affairs - Cost and Capital Assets Department. This system is intended for items with a value exceeding $5,000, and is designed to connect those with available campus assets with those who can put the assets to further use. 

Community Reuse programs

GetYourGreenBackTompkins.org has compiled this list of programs and recourses in Tompkins County that highlight reuse and other waste reduction efforts.

Facilities Services Reuse Program

The Facilities Services reuse program collects, stores, and redistributes modular office furniture for future use by University Departments. All items are available at no charge; the only associated fee is for delivery.

EH&S Chemical Reuse Program

Cornell University maintains a surplus chemical recycling program available for Cornell researchers. By using (and helping to promote) the surplus chemical recycling program, researchers can save money on chemical purchases and help to minimize chemical waste. The chemicals available through the surplus chemical recycling program are in containers that are unopened or in very good condition.  Chemicals available in the surplus chemical recycling program are FREE of charge!

Dump and Run

Dump & Run is Cornell’s annual campus-wide waste-reduction and recycling program to reduce move-out waste. Student and staff volunteers collect items students might otherwise throw away when leaving campus in May, sort and organize the collected items over the summer, and resell them at a large community sale when students return in August.

Human Services Coalition Listserv

The mission of the Human Services Coalition is to identify information and service needs, to provide planning and coordination, and to enhance the delivery of health and human services in the Tompkins County area.

The listserv is open to persons who are affiliated with the non-profit sector. This may include employees or volunteers at not-for-profit agencies, county and city departments, elected officials, board members, or other affiliates. An award by the Appalachian Regional Commission to the Tompkins County Collaborative Communications Project, in cooperation with Cornell University, provided funding for this service. Over 11,000 individuals subscribe to the listserv.

Sedgwick Business Interiors Asset Inventory Management (AIM) program

The AIM Program inventories all furniture for a University department or unit's account/project.  The Sedgwick project team generates a customized Internet based asset inventory (AIM) list of all items stored. Items catalogued are rated as to their present condition to be used as a reference when items are re-deployed to other areas.

AIM allows users to view all reserved, stored product online for future moves and reconfigures, leaving anything un-used stored. By managing active customer inventory, through reliable consistent information, better utilization of assets may be achieved and less product will be purchased; customer standards may be indentified and managed, allowing for reduction in asset levels and customer storage costs.

For more information on the AIM program contact Sedgwick Business Interiors at 315-424-1500.