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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.

STACS - the System for Trade and Auction of Cornell Surplus

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). (A Cornell net id is needed for access)
  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. Follow link for directions to access to the materials available for internal reallocation (a valid faculty or staff net id and password are required).
Follow link for the STACS FAQ's
Follow link to read R5 Operations’ Materials ReUse Program’s PURPOSE, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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. 

Cornell's Used Furniture Inventory

Cornell's Used Furniture Inventory program utilizes the Sedgwick AIM program to collect, store, and redistribute modular (and other) office furniture for use by University Departments. All items are available at no charge; the only associated fee is for delivery. Information on available furniture through this program is found via Cornell's eShop (log into eShop, navigate to Sedgwick punch-out page, click box for "AIM(Asset Inventory Management)").

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.

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 cataloged 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 reconfigure, leaving anything unused 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 identified 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.

Community Reuse programs has compiled this list of programs and resources in Tompkins County that highlight reuse and other waste reduction efforts.

Cornell Computer Reuse Association The Cornell Computer Reuse Association (CCRA) is a Cornell student group whose mission is to donate computers and other computer related technology to humanitarian organizations in the developing world, the local Ithaca community, and elsewhere.