Clean & Swap

Clean & Swap is an annual event when Pitt employees and graduate students can clear out unwanted office and laboratory items, then “shop” among the items for free! All donated items will find new homes with other Pitt departments, via Pitt Surplus, or with local nonprofits.

By reusing office supplies, departments can save resources (of all kinds) and reduce waste to the landfill. Since 2020, Pitt has diverted 1.7 tons (3,434 pounds) of office and medical supplies through Clean & Swap.

Office Materials:

Medical Supplies:

  • Furniture: Desks, chairs, tables, etc.
  • Electronics: Desktop printers, laptops, monitors, CPUs, peripherals (mice, keyboards, cables, etc.), phones, cameras, etc.
  • Office Supplies: Folders, binders, paper, ink & toner, clipboards, paper and binder clips, pens, markers, etc.
  • Office Essentials: Filing cabinets, organizational items, dry erase boards, desk lamps, plants, wall decor, etc
  • Kitchenette Items: Coffee makers, microwaves, toasters, cutlery, dishware, mini-fridges, etc
  • Textiles: Clothing, shoes, other fabrics
  • Books

Clean & Swap Partners

Clean & Swap is a cross-campus and regional partnership, including the following organizations who accept the materials year-round, reducing waste and supporting communities near and far: