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From Trash to Treasure: Furniture Reuse

Surplus university-owned furniture (estimated value under $1000) can now be reused directly between McMaster departments and student clubs!

Before disposing of any surplus university-owned furniture, students, staff and faculty are encouraged to post it in the Trash to Treasure Furniture Reuse Group on Facebook. Facebook strongly encourages having only one account, so feel free to join with your personal account. Items can be posted for sale, or for donation. Payment must occur between Mosaic Chartfield accounts, limiting buying and selling to McMaster departments. Student clubs are welcome to post and accept free items. Items valued at $1000 or more must be sold via, per the Capital Asset – Tracking and Disposal Policy (section 8). Be sure to check the page on the Procurement website covering asset tracking and disposal.

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Facility Services is responsible for pickup and transfer of (university-owned) items posted. Trucking starts at $48 (free for clubs) and set-up may incur additional cost; unless otherwise agreed upon, the buyer/receiver is expected to contact and to cover this cost.

No. The program is restricted to the main campus.

Students representing a club or other sanctioned organization, staff and faculty.

Only for inter-department sales and transportation; clubs can only accept free items (donations). Only Mosaic Chartfield accounts are accepted for payment.

No, only university-owned furniture is allowed.

How to Post Furniture Items

On mobile:

On the computer: