The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center rethinks the way the MSU Community disposes of its used materials. Our innovative program allows us to reduce the amount of university material that goes to the landfill, keeping MSU green.
We collect materials from the MSU community and look for value in them. Reusable items are made available back to MSU (in lieu of purchasing new items) or displayed for sale through our Surplus Store. When we collect items that cannot be reused, we look to our recycling center. All recycled materials go through our Materials Recycling Facility, where they are sorted and shipped to regional manufacturers to become new items.
Because of our efforts, we are proud to say the amount of waste on campus has declined even as our Spartan community & campus grows. Last year we were able to divert 13,000,000 pounds of material collected from going to the landfill. Our vision is to lead the MSU community towards a culture of zero waste, where all of our programming is funded through revenue from waste diversion. We do this because as Spartans, no challenge is too big. We do this, because Spartans will.