University Staff no longer recycling toner cartridges, but the Mailroom will help

The University Staff is no longer collecting toner cartridges or tanks on the UW-Green Bay campus. Going forward the Mailroom will take all cartridges and toner tanks provided they are in clean packaging.  Below are the options for recycling:

  • MARCO cartridges:  Print a postage paid/free shipping label here:
  • All other cartridges and toner tanks: The Mailroom will pick them up in original packaging or plastic bag for recycling on the normal mail run. You may also dropped them off in person at Laboratory Sciences, Room 110A
  • New cartridges that you no longer use can still be sent to Surplus.

Please email if you have any questions.

Surplus computer sale, with Windows 7

“Still running Windows XP at home?” asks the Institutional Support Office. If “yes,” your computer is increasingly at risk. Since Microsoft has stopped making updates for Windows XP, the system is prone to viruses. Your best bet might be to consider buying a reasonably priced surplus computer with Windows 7 already installed. Contact Receiving at ext. 2215 or for more information.

New: ‘Surplus Blog’ helps offices claim stuff for repurposing

As part of sustainability efforts to re-use campus surplus, employees will now have an easy new tool to find out what’s available. Called the “Surplus Blog,” it will list items available for claiming on a first-come, first-served basis. Items will be listed for 30 days. They will be available for re-use only by UW-Green Bay offices and departments. Click here to view the webpage. Another option is to subscribe to the blog by clicking “Subscribe to RSS Feed.” Send feedback or questions to Al Cartwright at or ext. 2215.

Free, but delivery charges possible — To claim an item, send your request to, including your department, your budget code and the delivery location. There is no charge for the surplus, however you will be notified in advance if there is a delivery charge.  As a reminder, donations of state surplus or property to private individuals, for-profit organizations or state employees are prohibited.

Office Supply Exchange Depot

Too many paper clips, extra toner or staplers laying around your office area or stashed in a supply cabinet?  Do you need to order extra intra-campus envelopes or ring binders?   Before ordering new or tossing extra supplies, consider recycling surplus office supplies with your campus friends and coworkers. The Office Supply Exchange Depot started last year in the Receiving Area (LS 110) and has helped in providing boxes of surplus office supplies.  To get started, send your useable surplus office supplies in your campus mail bin and then stop by Receiving (LS 110) between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to select needed surplus office supplies, currently including file holders, paper clips, 3 ring binders, and intra-campus envelopes.  Please note that this surplus is intended for UW-Green Bay campus work purposes only, not for personal use. It’s the environmentally correct thing to do, plus, with budgets getting tighter every year, every penny saved helps!  For questions, contact Al Cartwright or Eric Knapowski at or x2215.

Surplus iMacs are available on SWAP website

If you want to find out why Mac users are so hip and cool, you now have the ability to purchase a surplus iMac of your own at the SWAP website. (SWAP is “Surplus with a Purpose.”) Purchasing Director Linda Dupuis says also up for auction are a few PCs and miscellaneous surplus items. You can contact staff members Al or Ross with questions at or ext. 2215, or go straight online – click here.

For sale via surplus: Power Mac G5s

Linda Dupuis, director of Institutional Support including our purchasing functions, expects a lot of interest on this. She shares the following announcement:

“UW-Green Bay is selling 10 surplus Power Mac G5s. Because of the limited number, they are all being sold through an online auction website (S.W.A.P.). The Macs are located toward the bottom of the UW-Green Bay page, and some of them have differing specs so be sure to read the descriptions. We will be receiving 15-20 iMac G5s in the near future which will also be sold through the online auction so check out our website regularly. The last of the surplus laptops are also currently listed on the page, as well as a number of Gateway desktops available for purchase.

Please refer to this website for the details to UW-Green Bay’s auction listings. Click on On-Line Surplus Sales, then select UW-Green Bay.

For more information or if you have questions, email or call Colby or Al in Receiving at 920.465.2215.”

Surplus Sale update: laptops and notebooks

This just in: Surplus laptops/notebooks are now available for sale on the UW SWAP online auction site. (See “Gateway M460 Notebook” near the bottom of the webpage.) The Purchasing department is also offering additional desktop computers that they sell direct or through the SWAP website.  If you missed them the first time around, there are 14 microfilm cabinets now posted on SWAP that may be purchased through the same link above. (Great storage units for small items such as nails, screws, crafts, etc.). They’ll be receiving more laptops and other surplus throughout the year, so check out the website regularly or contact Colby or Al at or extension 2215 with any questions.

Please note: If you have a need for a surplus item for use in your department – no need to bid.  “Our priority is to see surplus re-used on campus,” explains Linda Dupuis, director of institutional support.  For more on this policy, please e-mail