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Surplus and GovDeals

The Surplus Property Department is responsible for evaluating excess university personal property to determine the most cost effective method for disposal. This includes re-use to other university departments, re-use to entities outside of the university, recycling and disposal into the waste stream. Once this determination has been made, the Surplus Property Manager will assist in arranging with General Services to have the property removed.

To initiate this process, please submit a reimbursable work request for surplus property pick up by on the Web at Facilities Self Service


The university encourages the re-use of serviceable furniture and equipment. Departments in need of such may call either the Surplus Property Manager at (804) 827-0576 or the General Services Manager at (804) 828-2178 to inquire about the availability of items of interest. 

Department personnel are encouraged to view the items by making an appointment to travel to the reuse warehouse to inspect what is offered. Unlike other avenues of obtaining used furniture and/or equipment, there is no cost for the items, only transportation costs from the warehouse to your department.


  • GovDeals - GovDeals provides services to various government agencies that allow them to sell surplus and confiscated items via the Internet. Each participating agency has its own auction rules and regulations and may be subject to government ordinances.
  • Surplus Property Form

Category: Sustainability Services