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Facilities Surplus Furniture Program

Purchase Surplus Furniture

Start by reviewing our online inventory of surplus furniture. When you find the item(s) you wish to purchase, note complete the Surplus Order Form with your request.

Please note that the price of the furniture is noted in the spreadsheet and that the requesting bureau will be charged for delivery (usually $300, but up to $650 depending on the size of the move). You will have the opportunity to verify the final cost before delivery of your items. 

Please contact the Surplus Furniture Coordinator at x36928 if you have any questions.


Donate or Recycle Furniture

Please complete the furniture donation form detailing the furniture you would like recycled. Requests will be addressed as a standard priority work order, unless a more rapid turnaround is justified. A Facilities Maintenance Technician will evaluate the condition of your items and begin the donation or recycling process. Be sure to empty all drawers and cabinets prior to this time. The bureau will be charged for the costs of moving or recycling associated with the furniture. 

The following items in good condition are accepted into Surplus:

  • Work station panels/connectors
  • Desks
  • Work surfaces
  • Conference tables
  • Chairs
  • Cabinets and wardrobes
  • Lateral files
  • Pedestal files
  • Vertical files
  • Book cases


The following items are accepted for recycling:

  • Damaged, outdated, or otherwise unsellable furniture
  • Non-computer electronics and appliances (microwaves, stereos, coffee makers, etc.)
  • Office-size printers
  • Refrigerant-containing equipment


The following items are not accepted for into Facilities Surplus or recycling:

  • Office supplies (binders, dividers, drawer inserts, white boards, etc.)
    Please visit Metro’s Find A Recycler page for information about how to recycle or donate these items
  • Light bulbs and batteries
    Contact Facilities Services Dispatch at x35252 for information on how to recycle these items at your location.
  • Computers and peripherals
    Contact BTS at x35199 for information on how to recycle these items
  • Keyboard trays
    Unscrew the metal runners and recycle at the nearest facility. The remainder of this item should be thrown in the trash.

If you have any questions, please contact the Surplus Furniture Coordinator at x36928.

Surplus Donation Form

Submit a surplus donation

Surplus Order Form

Online Surplus Order form