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Paper Sale

Save ~30% on Copy and Colored Paper

Visit Wednesday-Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment ; curbside pickup available.
White printer / copy paper, buy a ream or a case and save more.
  • 8 1/2 x 11, $2.50-$3.00 / Ream
  • 11 x 14, $3.00 – $4.00 / Ream
  • and 11 x 17, $4.50 – $6.00 / Ream
Multiuse Fireworx paper available in a variety of colors, limit 3 reams.
  • 8 1/2 x 11, $4.65 – $5.00 / Ream
  • 11 x 14, $5.35 – $6.00 / Ream

Upgrade Your Home Office

Tired of working at your kitchen table or from your couch? We have some great inventory in stock to help you create or upgrade to a comfortable and organized home office space with very affordable prices.
We are now open by and offer in person shopping or curbside pickup! Please make an appointment with Amanda at Wednesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.
*Note: Please note that per current health guidelines we ask that everyone who enters our spaces is wearing a face covering. Thank you for your understanding!

TGE re-opens with expanded service

Libraries, municipal departments, not-for-profit entities, schools, and small businesses can now take advantage of The Great Exchange’s inventory and savings with curbside service or by making an appointment with Amanda to visit Wednesday – Friday, 9:00-5:00, for supplies  at 33 Andrews Pkwy (rear) or furniture at 100 Sherman Ave, Devens. Items are properly cleaned and masks with social distancing are required to ensure everyone’s safety. Contact Dona to donate reusable items in very good condition.  Look forward to seeing you soon!

Big Deals: Containers, Cubes and Desks

Outdoor activities and organization projects call for new jugs – and The Great Exchange has lots of them: 5 gallon carboys $4, 2.5g jerrycans $2 and 1g food grade containers $1 each. Curbside pickup: 100 Sherman Ave, Devens, Thursday, June 11, 8:30-4:30. Reserve your size(s) and quantity, prepay and confirm a pickup time with

If you are thinking of reorganizing office space act fast on this opportunity to gain three 6×7 L-shaped desks, eight 4×2 and/or three 6×6 powered Herman Miller clone cubes, all in great shape, available for unbelievable prices. Must be picked up in Hudson by June 23. For more info email

See pictures of containers and furniture and don’t delay!

Graduation Season

Graduation season is upon us! The Great Exchange has a unique inventory of beautiful hand painted mirrors featuring various college/university campuses and historic Massachusetts sites – a perfect gift for recent graduates and alumni!  A complete list of the select inventory, generously donated by Eglomise Designs Inc, is available here. This keepsake will surely make the day of a graduate in your life!

Email for additional info and to purchase.

Colleges and Universities

Additionally, though the Great Exchange is currently closed, a reopening announcement and new operating procedures are currently being developed! In the meantime, we invite you to check out pictures of other items available at The Great Exchange and to follow our facebook page (TheGreatExchangeDevens) for updates. Stay safe and stay tuned!

Happy Earth Day

On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we encourage you to pause and give thanks for the bountiful natural resources that are available for us to enjoy, use, prosper, and preserve. Reflect on the question “how can I be a better steward of the environment for the benefit of future generations?” for just a moment. Then celebrate the day, embrace its gifts and do one thing that will make a difference, big or small.

Happy Earth Day ~ we look forward to partnering with you again soon.

Dona and Amanda

TGE Donates Supplies to Aid COVID-19 Response

The Great Exchange (TGE) is pleased to share that we recently donated over 200 pounds of needed materials to the Lowell School Department and the MA Emergency Management Agency, two organizations currently working to help those in need during this difficult time.

A variety of school supplies was donated to the Lowell School Department, which is distributing home school packets to families in need that do not have a sufficient supply of materials that are necessary for home-schooling their children. Items provided included pads of lined paper, pencils, crayons, and distribution bags.

TGE was also able to donate 22 boxes of protective gloves and 11 canisters of hand sanitizer to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, which is currently working on a coordinated process to collect medical supplies to augment the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Great Exchange is dedicated to rescuing and preserving the value of excess materials and making them available to organizations that are providing important services with limited budgets. During this difficult time, we are glad we were able to help ease the burden on families and front line workers. We hope everyone is safe and healthy and we look forward to being able to see you all soon!

Supplies Donated to Lowell School Department

Supplies donated to MEMA


TGE Preparing Donation of Supplies, April Events Cancelled

We hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy. We miss all of our participants in EHS Roundtable and supporters of The Great Exchange! We have rescheduled our April and May educational forums for environmental, health and safety professionals, canceled the April Exchange events, and anxiously await the day when we can announce extra activities that will bring us back together.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to seek opportunities to help others and bring some bright spots into this difficult time. The Great Exchange is preparing a donation to a city’s food pantry that is providing home schooling supplies to thousands of families and packing a variety of medical supplies that will go to area hospitals. If you would like to contribute to either of these efforts please contact Dona at 508-878-1728 or The Great Exchange will also welcome future donations of excess operating and craft supplies that get uncovered during spring cleaning activities for the benefit of not for profit entities.

Events Cancelled

In an effort to keep our staff and supporters healthy and safe, we will not host The Great Exchange Supply or Furniture / Fixtures Events in March or our EHS Roundtable scheduled for April 3.  We hope to open The Great Exchange for extra hours in April with lots of new inventory and to reschedule our Roundtable guest speaker Pete Susca from OpX Safety and his presentation on integrating environmental, health and safety principles into the business in the  early fall.  We will keep you updated; meanwhile take good care.

Improve Operations, Grow Profits With Free Services

Friday, March 6, 8:00 – 9:30 am, 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens

Learn about free consultation, free training and grants that can lead to operational efficiencies, less toxic products, safer working conditions, and higher profit margins for manufacturers. Nothing to lose, lots to gain! Speakers and topics include Toxics Use Reduction Institute – grants to Reduce Toxic Chemical Use; Mass Dept. of Industrial Accidents – grants for Preventative Workplace Safety Training; Mass Dept of Labor Standards – free OSHA Consultation Services to address Hazardous Conditions and Practices; and Mount Wachusett Community College’s Workforce Development – the Workforce Training Fund and free training on lean, quality and other topics. RSVP  Members free, nonmembers $30.00. Refreshments served.