Enterprise Services provides a surplus operation that recycles, re-uses or sells materials on behalf of government. Each year, this program keeps over 600,000 pounds of materials out of landfills.
RCW 43.19.1919 directs state agencies to use Surplus Operations to dispose of their items if the value is more than $500. Public agencies, including state and local government, school districts, tribal government, and ports can send items they no longer need (but still have usefulness) to one central location for purchase by other public organizations or even the public. To get your organization started in using government item disposal, view the Register to use Surplus Property Disposal Request System webpage.
For items valued under $500, public agencies should view How to Dispose of Surplus for their three options.
Surplus Operations is self-funded and mandated to operate in a cost recovery manner.