Materials Exchange Program

At Okanagan College we strive to reuse our materials as efficiently as possible.

First, we try to reuse items ourselves, between all of our facilities wherever possible.

If we can't find a new home within our own organization, we utilize the official British Columbia Government Asset Investment Recovery program (AIR) that is responsible for the disposal of surplus assets of the province of British Columbia. AIR determines the most sustainable method of disposal to guarantee that all assets are disposed of in and environmental friendly way. The AIR mission is to establish environmentally and socially responsible management practices and to set the government standard for best management practices in most core operations. Assets that are broken are recycled; assets in good condition are sold in a retail setting or an auction.