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Your department's 'junk' could be another department's treasure!

Asa's Attic is FREE for departments and serves to reuse items across campus and keep them out of landfills. 

University guidelines state that any surplus item must be advertised on ASA's Attic for a minimum of ten days before selling or disposing of it by other means.


Disposing of items through Asa's Attic

If the surplus item is computer equipment, review and follow the procedure for the disposal or relocation of computer equipment

Step 1:

Please determine whether the surplus property was purchased with grant funds. If the item is grant funded, the item must be approved for sale by the Controller's Office.  For information regarding asset codes and determining if the property is grant funded and to access the forms to be submitted, please visit the Controller’s Office website.  Questions? Please contact Julie Tostevin,, for assistance. 

Step 2:

Post the surplus property on ASA's Attic using the Surplus web form.

Posting Instructions:

  • Your surplus property description should be as specific as possible; enter the item's description, age, condition, and “asking price”. Note: items will first be made available to departments for FREE or for personal purchase for a minumim of ten days through Asa's Attic. 
  • Asking price should be determined by checking with the manufacturer, referring to the original purchase price, finding similar commodity on E-Bay or other sales media, etc.
  • If additional assistance is required, the department may also contact our staff by emailing the details to before posting. It should be noted that Surplus Porty and Logistics has no resources to accurately validate your asking price and can only estimate what a fair price should be.

The item will be posted for a maximum of thirty days and then deleted. If you want to post longer than one month, notify Asa's Attic prior to the end of the 30 day period for an extension.

You are required to post on Asa's Attic for a minimum of ten business days before selling or disposing of the surplus. If the surplus is sold after ten days but prior to 30 days, notify Asa's Attic of the disposition of the surplus so that it can be deleted from Asa's Attic. Items that do not sell on Asa's Attic becomes "surplus property" and will be processed through GovDeals, an online bidding site. After 30 days with no purchase, the item will be posted for donation to local non-profits or scrap via GovDeals.

Check the Controller’s website for property management and reallocation forms that must be submitted.

'Buying' items through Asa's Attic

Asa's Attic is FREE for departments and serves to reuse items across campus and keep them out of landfills. Items may be purchased for personal use with personal funds at a low cost. 

Browse available items

Items available for purchase can turnover quickly. If you are in need of a specific item and do not see it available, please reach out. Our staff can add the items to your Wish List or schedule a time for you to browse our warehouse of items. 

Unless indicated otherwise, the department purchasing the surplus items is responsible for moving the items and paying any related labor and transportation cost.