If your department is looking for something specific, you may contact UW Surplus to see if the items are available. The store may be reached at 206-685-1573 or via email at surplus@uw.edu.

UW Surplus welcomes UW departments to shop in person by appointment on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Make an appointment

Purchasing policy

Property purchased by employees must be for the expressed use of the University of Washington. Using University funds to purchase items for your own personal use is an ethics violation. You are considered a member of the public if you want to purchase an item for your own personal use. Please visit the UW Surplus store page for more information.


Purchases will be charged to a budget or grant number. UW Surplus staff will prepare a sales slip which requires the purchaser’s name, UW NetID, email, phone number, and budget number. UW Surplus will bill the designated budget or grant number via an Internal Sales Document (ISD) the month following the sale.


Department personnel may pick up purchases Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You may also request delivery by UW Moving Services and pay the standard moving rate.

Surplusing items

Do you have unneeded or unusable items? We take surplus items off your hands. We resell what we can and recycle most of what cannot be sold. Learn the ins and outs of surplusing items.

By law, all unwanted University property must be surplused, regardless of condition. Some items may need to follow special procedures before they can come to UW Surplus. Please check our Preparing items for Surplus guide.