The University Surplus operation is a part of the Recycling Surplus and Solid Waste Division. Surplus manages the auction and sale of university assets that are no longer in active use.
Campus Surplus has updated the surplus process! There is no longer a separate form for submitting vehicles, and the General Surplus Request form has been moved to VandalWeb. This change allows your department, Asset Accounting and Campus Surplus to more accurately track and reference your assets in the surplus process. Which should be a big help during your annual inventory review.
Start the process by visiting the Asset Change Request form.
Surplus Store Hours
Campus Surplus has received permission to re-open on a limited basis starting June 1, 2020, as we continue to follow the Coronavirus Restrictions imposed by the State of Idaho and the university. The following are now being allowed:
- Because of the severe staffing shortage at Surplus/Solid Waste (SSW), State property drop offs will be by appointment only for a specific date and time for departments and project managers. SSW Staff will only assign a 30 minute window of time for accepting deliveries, and then will go about their other duties. SSW wants to avoid any overlap of deliveries and mixed contact between groups of people for health and safety reasons. If you need a longer time period for off-loading, SSW staff will book two adjoining 30 minute timeslots. The best way to make contact for an appointment is to email email@example.com or you may leave a phone message at 208-885-2091 for a callback. There are no SSW staff available to stand by the phone to take calls. Appointment times that are missed, will have to be rescheduled as other groups will be filling up the other drop off times. We recommend being on-time at the beginning of the assigned time slot period for dropping off surplus goods.
- Gates will remain closed and locked—do not place materials or equipment outside of gates, as these will not be counted as being received by SSW staff, and items will not be removed from a departments inventory list because of improper delivery. SSW staff must sign off on having received surplus goods.
- All department heads or project managers or delivery personnel should be wearing proper protective equipment upon arrival for offloading. Social distancing guidelines will be maintained by SSW staff, and they will not assist in the offloading procedures, but will direct those doing delivery to locations where they can place these surplus items.
- Drop Off times are from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This provides nine 30 minute time slots for accepting deliveries each day: 10-10:30 a.m.; 10:30–11 a.m.; 11–11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.–noon, and 1-1:30 p.m.; 1:30-2 p.m.; 2-2:30 p.m.; 2:30-3 p.m.; 3-3:30 p.m.
- Public Surplus customers who purchased items prior to the Coronavirus restrictions going into place may also make appointments for pickup by contacting SSW via email or by leaving a phone message as well. SSW staff will not assist with loading of items, unless they can do so with a forklift for items that are properly palletized for loading.
- Public Surplus Auctions have started again on a limited basis so we can control the number of pick-ups of auctioned items that are sold.
- Surplus Store will remain closed for the foreseeable future, with a possible re-opening when the fall semester starts up or as circumstances change. The general public is not allowed on site for browsing or purchasing items at this time.
Thanks very much for helping us all stay safe and healthy – The Surplus Team