Reuse Exchange (ROSE)

R.O.S.E. Brochure and Cost/benefit PDF

This wonderful self-service program is a place for you to bring all those surplus supplies lying around your office that you know someone on campus must be able to use. It’s also a place to find usable items that you need for your office FREE, no strings attached, saving all kinds of money and time on supply ordering for your department.

This program is available to all faculty, staff, administrators, GTF’s, and student groups. Come on in and check it out before you make that next Boise Cascade order.*

This service is conveniently located in a room on the North end of 180 PLC. It has its own entrance so you will never disturb a class. The light switch is outside the door on the left.

You can access the key via the English department’s regular office hours (8:00-11:45am, 1:00-4:15pm, Monday-Friday). The English department is located on the first floor of PLC. Bring reusable items you no longer need and set them in the designated area. We will shelve the incoming items for you. Help yourself to the items you need. Use the log book to record what and how much you took. It’s that simple. Appropriate items for R.O.S.E. may include: pens, pencils, manila folders, small equipment such as calculators, stackers, floppy discs, notebooks, staplers or whatever you’ve got. Just make sure that all items are in working order.

  • Handy Helper is not available to transport items to or from ROSE
  • For disposition or removal of furniture, departments must contact Facility Services directly at 6-2319 to initiate a work order request

The room is ready and waiting for your business. Do some spring cleaning and reclaim that shelving space in your office, or finally replace those scissors or stapler that has been missing for two months. All of us have a need for something, and we all have items that we can’t use, but someone else can.

Surplus Furniture Exchange is operated through Facilities Services. If you would like furniture for your office, feel free to visit the location at the old Romania Building, enter on Orchard St. side off Franklin Blvd. Hours are from 12:30-1PM, Monday-Friday.
There is an on-line surplus exchange you can find or get rid of items from your departments:
For information on disposal of electronics, contact Environmental Business Affairs Office Surplus Property (X63190).

ROSE is a self-supporting service; you must make your own arrangements to deliver and pick-up items.
Questions about delivering to or obtaining items from ROSE should be directed to 6-0961.
The below is a list of the ACCEPTED items you can pick up or deliver to ROSE

Office items

o Binders

o Folders

o Staples, and non electric staplers

o Tape, and tape dispensers

o Desktop organizers


DO NOT DELIVER any of the items listed below to R.O.S.E.


· Contact The Zero Waste Program 6-5275 to make arrangements to recycle:

o Typewriter ribbons

o Toner or inkjet cartridges only 

o Empty toner " tubes " or " bottles " can be thrown in the garbage as they are not recyclable

o Books

o Tyvek

o Media

o CD's

o Floppies

o Transparencies

o cassette tapes

ROSE is operated by one student employee and costs approximately $50 per week to operate. What a deal!!