Surplus Property

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Surplus Property has been established as the University's clearing department for equipment that is no longer usable by its current department.  In order to transfer equipment to Surplus Property university departments should use the online Surplus Property Pickup Request.

  • Computer Equipment – Departments are no longer required to remove all data from surplus computers. Surplus Property will work with Information Technology to strip them of all data and evaluate their potential use on campus.  Any usable computers will be repurposed and transferred to another department, and all unusable computers will be sent off campus for recycling. There will be no charge for this service.
  • Rush Surplus Pickups – Surplus Property collects equipment for all campus departments at no charge; however, there are instances when a department needs equipment picked up before Surplus Property can get there.  In this case the department should complete the Equipment Transfer to Surplus Property Request form and mark the box in the equipment pickup section 2 next to FEM – Grounds.  Send the completed and signed form to Surplus Property where it will be logged and returned to the department contact. The department must also complete a Request for Facility Services form to schedule a pickup time. Send both the Request for Facility Services form and Equipment Transfer to Surplus Property form to Facility and Energy Management (FEM) for processing. FEM will schedule a pickup time and assess a charge to the department for their labor.
  • All Other Surplus – As a cost savings measure Surplus Property is grouping its pickups by location instead of department.  To make the pickup process easier, departments should now use the online Surplus Property Pickup Request.  This web form requires basic information from the department and can be submitted online.  Once Surplus Property receives a request they will confirm with the sending department and group the request with others in the same building.  Surplus Property will then schedule a time for the pickup.  Surplus Property will also create an Equipment Transfer to Surplus Property Request form for the department and obtain the necessary signatures to transfer the items received. There will be no charge for this service.

Repurposed Equipment

In some instances Surplus Property receives items that are no longer needed by one department but may be valuable to another.  Surplus Property will be open by appointment only. If you wish to visit the Surplus Property warehouse, please email to make an appointment. There will be no charge assessed by Surplus Property for this equipment; however, FEM-Grounds labor must be used to move items back to campus.


805 S Elizabeth St
Carbondale IL 62901

204 West Industrial Park Rd
Carbondale IL 62901

Phone: (618) 453-2590
Fax: (618) 453-2591


Travel north through Carbondale on Route 51. When the four-lane highway reverts to two lanes, look for a large green sign on your right that identifies Industrial Park Road. Turn left into the Industrial Park. It is the second building on the right.