Affordability is central to Temple’s mission. The university works hard to maximize its resources and ensure that it gets the most out of every tuition dollar. In 2016, the university adopted a central policy that governs how university departments, schools and colleges manage assets and property that are no longer actively used. It establishes procedures for extracting additional value from those retired materials, and tasks the Computer Recycling Center and the Temple Surplus program with managing the collection, re-use and re-sale of the items.
How It Works
When university departments, schools and colleges have items that are no longer in active use, they are responsible for scheduling a pick-up with either the Computer Recycling Center (electronics) or the Temple Surplus program (everything else). Pick-up of surplus items, including large surplus removals that require the use of outside movers, will be charged to the department. Please note that surplus pick-ups are considered second-tier work requests and, as such, will be completed within approximately three weeks after the request has been approved.
Follow these easy steps to schedule a pick-up:
- Determine if the item is an electronic (i.e., computer, printer, television, etc.)
- If it is an electronic, complete the CRC’s surplus equipment form.
- If it is not an electronic, complete the Surplus Property Removal form on TUmarketplace.
Items received by the Temple Surplus program will first be made available for redistribution within the university community for 15 days.
Mark Gottlieb, Associate Director, Operations and Logistics