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ReUse Program

*******Covid-19 UPDATE*******

We are now scheduling 45 minute appointments to shop at ReUse starting between the following times:
  • Monday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday (Universtiy Departments only for buisness use) 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thursday (Universtiy Departments only for buisness use) 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday 10am - 3pm

We are generally fully booked day of so please do not request a same day appointment.

Email reuse@umn.edu with the date and time you would like to visit. Add an alternate time if possible.
• Face masks are required to be worn 100% of the time while inside any University building
• You will be asked to leave for violating this policy
• Please limit your visit to 45 minutes
• Please come alone if possible
• Although we do have restrooms, they are only available for emergency use, please plan accordingly
• Please stay at least 6 feet away from any University employees and any other people on site
•If you are ill please cancel your appointment

We are open to receive materials from University per our normal policies, please review our Self Help Guide for this process. ReUse routes to collect materials from campus are all running on call only.  Please email reuse@umn.edu to schedule a pick up.

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Check out this new page dedicated to high value, vintage, new stock and other interesting materials at ReUse.  The items are not available on our sales floor.  Please contact us to schedule a time to view an item if you are an interested buyer. 

Facebook is the best place to find out what's new at the ReUse Center this week!

The University of Minnesota ReUse Program collects surplus office furniture, supplies, equipment and parts from throughout the Twin Cities Campus and makes them available to University departments or individuals for purchase. The ReUse program works to:

  • RELIEVE 250 University buildings of unwanted materials, fixtures and supplies.
  • REDISTRIBUTE furniture & equipment valued at over $200,000 to U of M departments each year.
  • RESELL a never-ending variety of items to the general public each Thursday and Saturday.
  • RECYCLE unwanted steel, aluminum, wood, cardboard & paper.
  • REDUCE campus construction waste that would otherwise end up at the landfill.

Questions about the ReUse Center? Check out the self-help guide or connect with us via Facebook or email

Contacts

ReUse Program Warehouse
883 29th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-626-9152
E-mail (preferred contact method): reuse@umn.edu

General Public Hours:
By appointment only - email reuse@umn.edu

University Department Hours:
By appointment only - email reuse@umn.edu
Also available during General Public Hours
(Please bring your EFS number for reference)

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