ChEM Reuse Program
The ChEM Reuse program provides research and teaching labs with an opportunity to obtain desired chemicals, equipment and materials free of charge. OSEH stores the unexpired and unused surplus chemicals in a repository for redistribution. Information on available equipment or materials can be found below. Alternatively, you can donate undesired chemicals, equipment, and materials into this program. Send your request using the appropriate form. This program was developed by the Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) in collaboration with OSEH as part of U-M’s sustainability initiative and is expected to save U-M both purchasing and waste disposal costs. The program emphasizes U-M’s commitment to protect the environment by reducing the overall volume of hazardous waste generated.
This program is intended to serve the U-M community only. Upon receiving the information from a donor or a request for an item(s), OSEH/OCS staff will contact the requesting organization to make arrangements for collection, or delivery.
Contact Dr. Sudhakar Reddy (763-4615) or Ken Keeler (936-6663), or email: ChemReuse@umich.edu if you have questions about this program.
Request ChEM (Chemical, Equipment or Material)
To request a chemical, equipment or material please fill out the appropriate form below with all required information. Submit your request on-line and wait for further communication or your items to be delivered. Requests for items are filled on a first come, first served basis. No telephone calls are accepted to request these items.
Donate ChEM (Chemical, Equipment or Material)
If you have a chemical, equipment or material that you do not intend to use in the near future, please fill out this form to donate an item or items. Because it is likely that others may need these items, participating in this program will help us help others on campus.
Request Standing Order
We encourage you to place a standing order for a desired chemical, equipment or materials (ChEM). Please fill out this form and an OCS representative will contact you when the specific item(s) are available. It is expected that high demand item will be available as part of this program, resulting in distribution to organizations seeking them at free of charge.