Every Thursday, Harvard Recycling & Surplus Services distributes surplus furniture, supplies, and equipment at the Harvard Recycling and Surplus Center, free to anyone in the local community on a first-come, first-served basis. 

When: Every Thursday, 11 am–2 pm (except University holidays)
Where: 28 Travis Street (156 Western Avenue for GPS purposes), Allston, MA (just east of Swissbakers)

The Recycling and Surplus Center can only accept material and items from Harvard buildings, which use the Harvard Campus Services' Waste and Recycling services. No trash or hazardous waste is accepted.

  • To donate non-furniture items, please coordinate with your local Facilities/Operation department, or interoffice mail your donation to 28 Travis Street, Allston, MA.
  • To donate furniture, please instruct movers to contact Rob Gogan (rob_gogan@harvard.edu) at least 24 hours in advance, in order to receive and display everything safely. 

Questions? Please call Harvard Recycling & Surplus Services at 617-495-3042.