The Office Supply Swap and Recycle Events enable departments to reduce waste and save on costs by trading in their new and unused supplies for the new and unused supplies of other departments.

This year, the swap will take place:

May 31, Charlestown Navy Yard 149, Conference room A:

9 – 11 am: Drop off old items
12 – 2 pm: Pick up new items

June 14, Bulfinch Tent, MGH Main Campus:

9 – 11 am: Drop off old items
12 – 3 pm: Pick up new items

All attendees must present an MGH ID to participate. Recycled supplies will be available on a first come first served basis, and are intended for use at MGH. All items left at the end of the day will be donated or recycled.


Acceptable items (new and unused):Unacceptable items:
  • Binders (empty)
  • Calculators
  • CD-ROMs and CDs (blank)
  • Desk and drawer organizers/dividers
  • Paper clips, rubber bands and thumbtacks (boxed)
  • File stackers
  • Folders and hanging file folders (boxed)
  • Hole punchers
  • Envelopes
  • Journals/notebooks
  • Labels (boxed)
  • Paper (boxed)
  • Pencils, pens and Sharpies
  • Post-its (packaged)
  • Printer/toner cartridges (boxed)
  • Scissors
  • Stamp pads
  • Staples (boxed), staplers and staple removers
  • Tape (boxed) and tape dispensers
  • White out
  • Opened or used items
  • Items in poor condition
  • Furniture, including chairs, desks, etc.
  • Electronics (contact Information Systems)
  • Plants
  • Lab or research equipment

Read more articles from the 05/25/18 Hotline issue.