Furniture and equipment surplus to the needs of Charles Sturt University are finding new homes in schools and community organisations.
The program resulted in 230 items being re-homed in the past six months, including a board table that went to Baranduda Primary School.
Like all activities, the program has been affected by COVID-19, but CSU Green manager Ed Maher has high hopes for future waste diversion activities.
"We're looking to formalise this new policy, so that we've got a more structured approach to how we deal with surplus furniture, fittings and equipment when we reach the point they no longer meet our needs," he said.
"It's intended to be applied to all campuses, and Albury-Wodonga is slightly ahead of the game in that we ran it as an initial pilot to get the process right.
"Most of it is office-related materials at the moment - tables, chairs, bookshelves, work stations, and filling cabinets - we're moving towards electronic filling systems, so some of those things lose relevance for us.
"There will be peaks and troughs in what we have.
"We will draw on a list of community groups, that we've established through an expression of interest."
Mr Green said the program had social and environmental benefits.
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"As a society, we tend to move through a lot of material - furniture and fittings tend to get refreshed on a cycle and that doesn't necessarily align with whether they've reached the end of their useful life.
"By tuning our processes a little, we're able to turn something that's no longer of use to us into something helpful for our broader community."