Surplus Stop

Give back to the UCLA community by donating used items to the Surplus Stop

Did you know that the average college student creates 640 pounds of trash annually, the majority of which accumulates at move-out? From clothes, to books, to food, to furniture, many students opt to throw away items to avoid bringing everything back home. 

Many of these materials, which one Bruin may no longer need, are useful and reusable to another Bruin. The UCLA Surplus Stop is a space to give furniture, electronics, and other items a second life and keep items out of the landfill. UCLA students, staff/faculty, and departments may donate any item that they no longer need to the Surplus Stop, and other students, faculty, and departments can take these items for free. Spearheaded by UCLA Zero Waste, the Surplus Stop reduces waste on campus while providing accessible resources to those in need. 


Parking Structure 9 (exact location will be provided via email once donation or pick-up has been confirmed).

We are operating by appointment only.

We do not offer pick-up services for any off-campus locations at this time.

How to Donate or Collect Items

If you are interested in picking up available items please fill out this form and indicate what you would like.

Please note that we are currently only picking up items located in departments or residential buildings on campus, and submission of donation form does not guarantee acceptance of items for the Surplus Stop. If you have items for disposal, please refer to our online recycling request form for a bulky item pick-up as well as our page on specialty recycling.

Click the button below to see all the available items in the Surplus Stop. All items are free to UCLA campus members and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Accepted Items

We will take any item that is in good or working condition granted that we have space in the surplus stop. Large bulky items such as desks or other furniture will be accepted on a case by case scenario. All TVs and small appliances should be no older than 5 years and will also be accepted on a case by case scenario.

Accepted – furniture and appliances in working in condition

School Supplies

  • Paper, colored paper, of all sizes
  • Sticky notes

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Must be in working condition, no older than 5 years old.


  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Storage/organizers
  • Desks
  • Shelving

Printers, scanners, copiers

Must be in working condition, no older than 5 years old.

Small Working Appliances

Must be in working condition no older than 5 years old

  • Coffee makers
  • Blenders
  • Microwaves (must not have been used in any lab setting)
  • Mini-fridges (must not have been used in any lab setting)

Miscellaneous Home Decor and Items

  • Plant pots/vases
  • Clean kitchenware
  • Umbrellas
  • Artwork

Raw Materials

  • Wood (clean, plywood, and solids)
  • Aluminum stock and sheet metal
  • Yarn
  • Large pieces of fabric (banners)
  • Corrugated cardboard with the same width, no smaller than 6″x6”
  • Carpet tiles

Not accepted through UCLA Surplus Stop

  • Refrigerators*
  • Laboratory and research equipment**
  • Clinical and medical equipment**
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Mattresses
  • Electronics with broken glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Vehicles
  • E-waste**
  • Microwaves, fridges, freezers used in lab settings
  • Clothing***

*Accepted through partnership with Habitat for Humanity or other campus channels, please submit photo and detail to to schedule a pick-up

**Accepted through campus e-waste program and partnership with human-I-T, who refurbishes materials and redistributes to underserved communities. Please submit an online recycling request.

***If you have clothing, please consider donating to the Community Programs Office or recycling through our textile bins available on The Hill.