Campus Safety: Surplus Property Procedures

The Offices of Property Management (PM), Facilities Management & Services (FMS), and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), would like to remind the campus community of the procedures to properly dispose of unwanted or “surplus” items.  Please follow these guidelines below to dispose of surplus property.


All surplus property is handled by PM as follows:

  • Tagged Equipment and Property: Complete PM Transaction Form for Surplus, Damaged, or Transferred Equipment) for items that a department deems surplus.
  • Non-tagged property is also considered state surplus, however a Transaction Form is not needed.
  • For more information go to: Property Management.

FMS can assist departments with moving surplus property to the Warehouse, please submit an FMS Service Request.

Building Fire and Life Safety:

It is important that items designated for pick-up NOT be placed or left in corridors. The items should only be moved to the corridor on the day they are scheduled for pick-up.

Items in corridors create an obstruction to exiting, and can cause panic during an emergency evacuation of the building. This also applies to “free” items, including books and other items. Numerous regulations including the CA Fire Code prohibit the placement or storage of items, especially combustible materials, in exit corridors.

Please contact any of the Departments or Offices listed above if you have questions.