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Waste Not, Want Not

Looking for the deal of a lifetime? University Surplus may have what you want.

Desktop computers

Desktop computers

Through redistribution, public auction and online sales, Surplus Property and Asset Management oversees the handling of items no longer needed by the four campuses of the University of Missouri System. Surplus Property Manager Bo Solomon says that in 2011 his department prevented at least 338 tons of material from entering landfills. Of some 13,000 pieces sold annually, the rarest items have included a bookshelf from the 1904 World’s Fair and a hydrogen-powered car. After Surplus Property’s costs are covered, the department returns more than $500,000 to contributing units each year.

Desktop computers

Desktop computers

Circuit boards

Circuit boards

Power cords

Power cords

Pottery kiln

Pottery kiln

Incubator

Incubator

Card catalogs

Card catalogs

Kitchen pans

Kitchen pans

Mannequins

Mannequins

Paint cans

Paint cans

Computer monitors

Computer monitors

Computer monitors

Computer monitors

Shredded packing paper

Shredded packing paper

Chemicals

Chemicals

Miscellaneous computer hardware

Miscellaneous computer hardwarecutline

Bicycles

Bicycles

Sinks

Sinks