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Surplus Management & Central Storage

Mission Statement

Our mission at UC Surplus Management is to always follow the principles of 'reduce, reuse, recycle' and at the same time, continually strive to find solutions that best serve the entire University of Cincinnati community.

About Us

The Surplus Management Department serves the university community in all matters relating to the proper handling of all end of life cycle assets. Our process is based on following all applicable procedures, regulations and best practices for the proper disposal of assets.

Our services to UC include:

  • Pick up of all excess surplus at no cost to the departments.  
  • Encouraging all departments to reuse assets at no cost from Surplus Management wherever possible through our FTD - Free to Departmets program. 
  • Helping UC reduce our green footprint by accepting virtually all recyclables. These include all metals, toners & cartridges, computer components, all battery types, cell phones, data tapes, discs, books and many more recyclables. Please also note that secure recycling, specifically all hard drives, data tapes, disks, etc are shredded on site in our secure area.
  • We also offer long term storage for UC departments in a climate controlled, highly secure Fishwick facility at a great rate.



Public Sales

The University of Cincinnati has discontinued the monthly public sales of surplus items. The University will now sell all surplus items through the GovDeals live auction website below. 

PLEASE NOTE:  All GovDeals bidders and buyers are required to review the - EXPORT CONTROL NOTICE - located in the - SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS - section of the Gov Deals auction listing page.


New Departmental Viewing Days

As part of our goal to improve our service to UC departments,Surplus Management is expanding departmental access to 2 days a week.

Our new viewing times for UC departments will be:

Tuesdays 8 to 12 & Wednesdays 12 to 4

Additionally, our current on hand inventory will be able to be searched at the following link

Please visit our website throughout the month of January for great upcoming changes specifically designed for UC departments.

Campus mail: ML 0194
Surplus main: 513-556-5654
Office fax: 513-556-1377

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Teig Farrell
Associate Director, Surplus Management
(513) 556-5610 or
Scott Clark
Supervisor, Surplus Properties
(513) 556-1219 or
Brendan Weaver
Coordinator, Surplus Properties
(513) 556-1618 or