Rutgers University Chemical Reuse and Redistribution program is an exchange network developed to promote the reuse or recycling of chemical wastes and/or surplus chemicals such as oil, antifreeze, or muriatic acid.

On this page you will find links to chemicals that are currently available and chemicals that are needed by fellow maintenance personnel at Rutgers University. Sharing unused chemicals will reduce the amount of chemical waste generated.

Materials Available:

Unused and unopened chemicals being disposed of as waste, due to a change in equipment or processes, will be redistributed to other maintenance areas that can utilize the chemical. Specific applicable chemicals (typically stable materials with a long shelf life) will be picked up by REHS and segregated in the ESB. These chemicals are cataloged on a list, which is available on our web page (See link below). Contact REHS if there is a chemical on the list you would like. The Environmental Services Group will deliver the chemical(s) free of charge to your maintenance area on a first come – first serve basis. Chemicals being redistributed will be tracked on a spreadsheet by REHS.

Materials Wanted (Currently only available at the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses):

Additionally, if you are looking for a specific chemical, REHS will post your request on a Chemicals Wanted list for 120 days. This cross posting allows individuals to donate small amounts of chemicals needed by other maintenance areas. Donation/sharing not only reduces the cost of maintenance since many times departments are forced to purchase chemicals in amounts that far exceed what is needed it also reduces the cost of waste disposal. REHS will provide the pick up and delivery of these items free of charge.

If you would like to post a material wanted, please send the following information via email to

  • Supervisor Name
  • Contact Number or email to be posted
  • Material/Chemical Wanted
  • Volume Wanted.

After a chemical is located the requesting party must contact REHS to arrange pick up and delivery.

Maintenance departments wishing to donate a material to another maintenance area should contact the requesting party directly to confirm that the chemical is still wanted, and is acceptable