RECOMMENDATION: Furniture should be purchased used whenever possible. UCSB Surplus Sales and the GIVE sale are recognized as preferred sources.

RECOMMENDATION: Furniture that is made in the U.S., made from reclaimed or recycled materials, is Forest Stewardship Certified, or made of sustainable fabrics must be prioritized.

Recommended Vendors:

UCSB Furniture Services Surplus Sales

  • Used items from campus departments such as desks, chairs, white boards, and couches
  • Open for viewing Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4:30pm at Building 507 on Mesa Road, between Stadium Road and Los Carneros


  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Uses rapidly renewable wood grown in the USA under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification program
  • Uses recycled foam and 100% post-consumer recycled fill for cushions

Helpful Tip:

UCSB Furniture Services sells items at a steep discount to UCSB departments, but students and members of the public are also able to buy at these very low rates! You can find desks, desk chairs, white boards, and other cool items (such as a home projector + screen or mini-fridge) for your own home or apartment.