Surplus for Eligible Organizations

Certain organizations (e.g., state or local governments, utility service districts and certain non-profits) can take advantage of additional benefits available through Surplus Operations by requesting certain items before they become available for auction to the public. These are known as priority customers.

Apply to become a priority customer

An eligibility application is required to access this benefit. Please note that individual employees of eligible organizations cannot access this benefit unless they are a designated purchaser acting on behalf of their organization.

To get started, email or call 360-407-2275

What happens next?

We work with agencies statewide and keep a wish list of your items. We'll notify you when something becomes available.

If you haven't seen our warehouse in Tumwater, come tour our site! We are available during regular business hours (below) and have appointments on Mondays too.

Priority customers only - not for public

Please call 360-407-2775 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

  • Warehouse hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Warehouse Location: 7511 New Market St SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

Federal surplus

Some eligible organizations may also be able to benefit from our Federal Surplus program. For information on the additional requirements for that program, email or call 360-407-2274.

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Success Story

In need of a generator to power large-scale water filtration projects, JJH Earthworks turned to DES and the federal surplus program available to veterans who own small businesses.