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Front of MSU surplus store with grass and weeds on the side

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Surplus and Recycling

At MSU, green is more than a school color. It’s an attitude of personal responsibility and hard work that is shared by students, faculty and staff who, through both small steps and big collective actions, show how daily intentional actions can make a big impact—and a better world.

That attitude and ethic have helped make MSU one of the nation’s top sustainable campuses. While researching solutions that will help create a more sustainable world, Spartans also are making MSU a greener campus. Guided by the university-wide Be Spartan Green initiative, which combines research-based solutions with behavior changes, MSU Surplus, MSU Recycling and MSU Bikes are transforming campus facilities and operations to conserve energy, reduce waste and help maintain the campus ecosystem.

MSU Bikes

MSU Bikes is dedicated to promoting bicycling as a fun, safe, environmentally friendly and healthy transportation alternative for the MSU campus community. Programming and services include bike sales, bike rentals, a repair shop (parts and accessories) and coordination of classes and workshops. View a PDF map of campus bike paths.

Contact

MSU Bikes
434 Farm Lane
Bessey Hall Room B10
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 432-3400
Fax: (517) 432-2743

MSU Recycling

MSU Recycling offers many different services to help the MSU community reduce waste, recycle and, when necessary, properly dispose of materials destined for the landfill. Programming and services include recycling and waste pickup, placement of recycling and refuse bins and coordination of waste reduction education and outreach.

Contact

MSU Recycling
468 Green Way
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 355-1723
Fax: (517) 353-0836

MSU Surplus Store

MSU Surplus Store collects materials from the MSU community and looks for ways to put them to use—either by offering them back to MSU (in lieu of purchasing new items) or displaying them for sale at its retail store or online.

Contact

MSU Surplus Store
468 Green Way
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 355-1723
Fax: (517) 353-0836