COVID-19: Adjustments in operations

UW Surplus continues to operate with temporary service adjustments to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to support critical campus functions.

General public

The UW Surplus store is currently closed to the public for in-person shopping. Items are available through purchase or auction via the following sites:

Priority groups

UW departments, nonprofit organizations and government agencies shopping on behalf of their organizations may visit in person by appointment only.

UW Surplus takes all unwanted items from all UW departments and medical facilities. Our goal is to reuse, repurpose or recycle as many items as possible by reselling them to UW departments, state agencies, nonprofit organizations and the general public. We play a part in helping to reduce the University’s climate impact by diverting usable items from the landfill into the hands of someone who will find use for them.

We sell everything from everyday items such as furniture, office supplies, computers, housewares, laboratory equipment, machinery, automobiles and athletic gear to more unusual items such as harpsichords, vessels and antique electronics. New items are added to inventory every day, so stock is constantly changing and priced to sell, saving you money! Sign up for our email newsletter to be among the first to hear about new items.

All items are sold as-is and must be picked up within a week of purchase. Items not picked up may be put back up for sale and resold, without refund.