Learn About Surplus Totes, Options
May 20, 2021
As the school year ends and departments begin cleaning their working areas, keep the following guidelines in mind to ensure the proper disposal of university equipment and materials and keep the university equipment functioning properly.
- Rolling totes are for normal everyday trash and garbage. If your department has overly large items such as furniture, large construction debris or metal debris, contact surplus for proper disposal. Large items placed in the tote could damage the university’s compactors. Roll-offs are available for larger cleaning projects, or surplus can direct you to the proper disposal location on campus.
- The university does not have a recycling program for cans, bottles and paper, but it does offer cardboard recycling via plastic bins near the rolling totes used for solid waste. Break down boxes and place them in the plastic bins. Surplus also has a metal collection area that goes to recycling. Departments should bring their metal to surplus or arrange to have it picked up with a moving company.
- Any university property, specifically those with a red/yellow/blue tag, must come through the surplus channels and cannot go into the totes for disposal (see APM 10.41).
See instructions on how to submit items for surplus. Call surplus at 208-885-1714 for further guidance.
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