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Sustainable Surplus Exchange (SSE)


As an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to keep usable assets out of the landfills. Sustainable Surplus accepts surplus assets from corporations and repurpose them back into the community. Items include office supplies, desks, bookshelves, chairs, tables, computers, scientific supplies and equipment, tools, cubicles--anything that has a possibility of reuse!

Items are redistributed to our communities. Donations benefit educational and charitable organizations as well as small start-ups. By repurposing goods for reuse and diverting them from landfills, SSE creates new community connections and reduces corporate carbon footprints.

Materials Accepted Source of Materials Collection Services Geographic
Service Area

Computers/IT equipment, office supplies and furniture, printers/faxes/copiers, laboratory instruments and supplies, manufacturing equipment, tools/tooling devices.

Items must be in decent condition for reuse. All equipment must be operational.

Items not accepted
SSE does not accept broken, tattered, overly soiled items or products containing hazardous materials, including large appliances, bedding, clothing, food, hazardous materials/paint/chemicals, light bulbs, fluorescent lighting.

Community businesses and individuals. Business donors deliver donated material to SSE's warehouse in Vista. Some exceptions may apply.

Shipping/Pick Up
SSE does not presently ship materials. Recipients are responsible for pick-up of items from warehouse. Contact us if you need help with transportation.

San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties

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Last updated: May 23, 2014
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