Temple Surplus is a program that gives new life to the university’s retired assets and property. When an item is no longer actively used by a university department, school or college, Temple Surplus makes it available for re-use utilizing an online store. This helps to reduce Temple’s waste stream and maximize the value of tuition dollars by limiting new purchases and generating revenue from retired equipment.
Temple Surplus serves as a clearinghouse of all types of equipment, including, but not limited to, furniture, lab equipment, clinical materials, and facilities products. The program aims to repurpose material within the university by creating a convenient reuse platform. If it is not needed for internal purposes, the items are made available to the public via auctions and donations.
Mark Gottlieb, Associate Director, Operations and Logistics
Katherine Switala Elmhurst, Program Manager