Great Stuff Exchange

The Great Stuff Exchange (GSX) & the UIC Free Store is an office supplies giveaway program. The Office of Sustainability collects items from departments that cannot use them anymore and makes them available for students, staff, and faculty – for free! We can all promote reuse and source reduction as alternatives to recycling and smart, viable actions for any person or department to take. Reuse also saves your department and the university valuable resources.

The GSX event in the Student Center East

The Great Stuff Exchange (GSX) is an annual event that occurs once each fall (typically mid-September) in the West Concourse of Student Center East (750 S Halsted Street). Check out pictures from our GSX event !

The UIC Free Store - come "shopping" and donate materials any time of the year!

1140 S Paulina St., 150 PSB, Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2517


Acceptable Materials

  • Appointment Books & Calendars
  • Binders, Notebooks & Paper
  • Bookends & Vertical Files
  • CD’s, DVD’s, Jewel Cases
  • Desktop/Mouse Pads & Organizers
  • Drawer Organizers
  • Envelopes & File Folders
  • Inkject, laser, fax and copier toner cartridges
  • Unused Greeting Cards
  • Name Tag Holders
  • Rolodex Boxes & Cards, Index Cards
  • Scissors, Staplers, & Hole Punchers
  • Pens, Pencils, Lead, & Ink Refills, Toner Cartridges
  • Report Covers & Sheet Protectors
  • Storage Boxes, Cases, Files & Racks
  • Etc…

Unacceptable Materials

  • Clothing, Shoes, & Furniture
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Large Equipment
  • Anything with a University “PTag”
  • Broken items