ANEW® is a non-profit, woman-founded organization with a commitment to keep office surplus items in use and out of landfill. Since 2005, our Surplus Stewardship® program has improved industry practices in the built environment by using circular economy principles to manage resources through reuse, resale, repurposing and recycling. We inspire companies to steward their surplus items into their communities, measure/report outcomes, and provide learning opportunities to raise awareness of the social, environmental and economic benefits of this practice. ANEWmethod™ is a proven system that minimizes waste and delivers a positive and lasting impact for people, business, and the natural world.


Give us your surplus.
We responsibly steward surplus items into the community and away from landfill.


Receive essential items.
We match surplus items to non-profit organizations locally and around the world.


Benefit your community.
Learn about the social, environmental and economic benefits of Surplus Stewardship®.

19 years

ANEW began on Earth Day 2005

3.5 million

pounds of surplus diverted from landfills each year


organizations benefited
in 20 countries

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Working together, Toyota & ANEW create a sustainable Surplus Stewardship® solution. Over 50 local community organizations benefit from the partnership.

Toyota and ANEW team up to decommission the long-time Toyota headquarters in Torrance, CA for their relocation to Plano, TX. Working with ANEW, Toyota is able to maintain and exceed their sustainability and community outreach goals.

Chrysalis and ANEW Collaborate to Help L.A.'s Homeless and Unemployed

With the help of ANEW, Chrysalis can focus its resources on its good work in the community.

Los Angeles has the unfortunate distinction of the nation's largest homeless population, estimated at 58,000. Chrysalis helps people re-enter the job market with training and referrals. As Chrysalis President & CEO Mark Loranger points out, having a job is the most important step in getting a life back in order.

What’s New

ANEW’s 2024 Earth Week Summit—three days of inspiration and connection!

At our 2024 Earth Week Summit ANEW presented project case studies to raise awareness about the ANEWmethod™ for professionals of the built-environment; highlighted ANEW’s past and present across 19 years; and brought top thought and practice leaders together to find creative ways to increase circularity and life-cycle of C+D (construction and demolition) material by thinking of it differently.

ANEW Founder Rose Tourje Receives Leadership Award from IIDA

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Leaders Breakfast celebrates design’s importance in the global marketplace by honoring the people who are both the legacy and future of design. Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW, will be recognized for making significant contributions to the design industry during the Leadership Award of Excellence Presentation. Keynote speaker LaToya Ruby Frazier, who will be discussing her work and the subject of Art as Transformation and using photography for social change.

Metropolis Magazine names ANEW a Superstar of Salvage

Metropolis Magazine features ANEW as one of seven groups that are championing building-material reuse in their July/August 2023 issue. Read more about these Superstars of Salvage…

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We are doing what’s right.

ANEW educates by raising awareness about the issues regarding landfill and construction & demolition waste, a primary component of the waste stream. Our practice of Surplus Stewardship® diverts items from landfill and back to the community. Surplus Stewardship® furthers corporate citizenship, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Our Sponsors enable us to continue doing our good work!


“Nearly ten years ago, Knoll and ANEW came together to form Full Circle, which was an industry first. Not only did we establish new industry standards for environmental responsibility, we made a very positive impact on major corporations in North America. We also made an impact on the lives of many of the recipients of the products that would normally go to a landfill; they ended up enhancing people’s lives. It’s been a wonderful partnership, and we look forward to the future.”

— Mike Benigno, Former Vice President of Sales, Western Division, Knoll
Mike Benigno


“All of the items [we received from ANEW] are imminently useful and stuff that we could never afford. So thank you ANEW and DaVita Healthcare for your contributions to people that you will never meet but whose lives you have made a true difference in today.”

— Tony McCarty, Executive Director, Kitchen Angles
Tony McCarty


“The help that we’ve received from ANEW has been fantastic. Furniture and office supplies can really make a difference in terms of our programs and giving us the possiblity of using our financial resources in areas that will give us the most impact.”

— Barbara Wiseman, International President, The Earth Organization
Barbara Wiseman


“[ANEW] takes Surplus items and brings them back into the community instead of going to the landfills. The first truck load came to Ohkay Owingeh and 6 trucks later it is still happening and we are so grateful to Rose and all their staff that they have come in and just given their whole heart and soul.”

— Norma Naranjo, Owner, The Feasting Place, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
Norma Naranjo