Surplus Operations receives and redistributes surplus items from state and public agencies to other state agencies, governmental entities and private non-profit organizations. Part of the Department of Enterprise Services, Surplus Operations operates under the statutory authority of Revised Code of Washington 43.19.1919.
You will need to submit a request using our online property disposal system. The system requires a login ID and password. If you do not have a login, contact us at (360) 407-1917 to get signed up.
Once you submit a request, it will be assigned a surplus authority number within 24 hours. At that time we will also assign an action to be taken:
You are able to check the status of your disposal request at any time by logging into the property disposal system.
To assist us in processing your surplus requests in a timely manner, please help us by doing the following:
Agencies do not have to submit a request to make inventory adjustments for items that were lost, stolen or destroyed by fire. Adjustments made under these circumstances should be handled within each agency. Keep in mind that your agency is responsible for maintaining its own equipment inventory records.
Surplus property can be transferred from one state agency to another without charge if:
A disposal request is not required for this process, but the agency should keep internal records. For more information on this process, see RCW 43.19.1919.
Yes, you can donate to the following:
You must submit a disposal request and receive a surplus authority number to donate items. For more information, see Washington Administrative Code 200-360-010.
With the exception of a central processing unit’s (CPU) originally installed operating system (i.e., DOS, Windows, etc.), we cannot accept computer software. Many items at Surplus Operations are sold to the general public, so any software or sensitive data left on a hard drive could potentially be retrieved. It is your agency’s responsibility to remove such software and/or data.
Agencies that wish to dispose of computer software should check their software vendor contract for disposition information. If such guidance is not available, the software may be scrapped. Agencies have delegated authority to dispose of scrap materials, so no disposal request is required. However, agencies should retain internal documentation.
When sending a computer to Surplus Operations that has been completely cleared (hard drive format or partition), please indicate the unit’s original operating system on the disposal request. If you have questions concerning our software policy, please contact us.
Surplus Operations cannot accept hazardous or toxic waste. These items include:
For a complete listing of hazardous materials, visit the Department of Ecology. When these items are declared surplus, your agency is responsible to ensure they are disposed of properly. If your agency does not have an established contract for hazardous waste disposal, please see our contracts search tool for current state contracts. You may also contact us if you have questions.
State agencies have delegated authority to dispose of unusable or broken property, so no disposal request is required. However, agencies should retain internal documentation.
This action should not be confused with scrap metal that is collected for recycling. This material is generally sold on site or picked up by a state contract vendor. For more information on scrap metal recycling, please contact us.