Central Stores Business Plan Update Re: COVID-19

Effective: March 1, 2021

Operational hours: Monday to Friday,  7:30 am to 4:00 pm

All Receiving, Shipping, Mail Delivery/Pickup, Letter Shop, Regular Outgoing Mail Processing, Freight Delivery, Gas Cylinder Processing, Used Product Handling, Office Paper Recycling/Shredding and Digital Imaging services will resume near normal operation.

Scheduled on-campus mail delivery and pick up times will be altered to accommodate continued COVID-19 protocols and specific campus department needs.  Freight and package deliveries currently hold highest priority, to support essential services across campus.  To discuss possible service changes as need arises, email Rob Mcmurren

More News:
Central Stores now sells affordable disposable (medical) 3-layer masks in boxes of 50.  Non-medical cloth masks (pkg 5) and applicable filters (pkg 50) are also available. These masks were sourced through direction and authorization of the Safety Office. 

Masks can be purchased through the Central Stores Catalogue.

Lettershop Services-Central Stores is specifically designed to provide clients with everything they require for successful direct mail campaigns.  Our state-of-the-art lettershop equipment and quality control production flow help us minimize production time and maximize your investment.  COVID-19 has increased the need to move larger volumes of product and information to students and other university associates now learning and/or working from off-campus settings.  Lettershop Services can facilitate packaging and mailing/shipping needs, at a reasonable cost.  Email csgenasys for further information.


Used product handling

Handling room

Central Stores handles the disposal, storage and recycling of used products and equipment no longer required by the University of Waterloo community. For surplus items including e-waste please fill out an Asset Disposal form.  Instructions under related links - Asset Disposal.

For more information on specific handling please see related links on the right side of this page.

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Think you have some recycling smarts? Waterloo’s sustainability team has put together a fun quiz to celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada, which runs from October 17-21. See how well you know waste and recycling programs on campus, and discover your profile. Plus, you can be entered into a prize draw for WatCard top-ups and Sustainability Kits.

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