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It is that time again- Chuck it 4 Charity!

The University of Virginia’s Surplus Property program is hosting a free event where faculty, staff, and students can dispose of personal electronic equipment.  On Friday, May 8, from  10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, May 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the annual Chuck It 4 Charity event at the Student Activities Building, you will be able to drop off your computers, LCD monitors, laptops, tablets, printers, copiers, and telephones (cell, land-line, etc.).  Unfortunately, televisions or CRT monitors will not be accepted.  eCycleSecure, the University’s contracted vendor for electronic recycling, will provide a certificate of destruction for each item.  The event last year collected and recycled 8,500 pounds of mixed electronics from faculty, staff, and students.  Join us again in protecting our environment from harmful waste.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to declutter your home.  If you have any questions, please contact Dolores Hildebrand at 434-924-4233 or

What is Surplus Property?

Surplus property is all university owned unneeded property, including unclaimed, lost or abandoned property, regardless of age and condition.

There are three types of surplus property at the University:

  1. Computer/Electronic Surplus is electronic equipment and devices that have previously or may now contain University data.
  2. Office Furniture, which is desks, desk chairs, conference room tables and chairs, credenzas, bookcases, filing cabinets, shelves, etc.
  3. General is all other equipment appliances, vehicles, etc.

Methods of Disposal/Purchase

Procedures for disposing of surplus property are located at UVA Staff Access. This area of our website is only accessible through NetBadge. Note: This information does not apply to the UVA College at Wise. Please visit their website for information about their Surplus Property disposal process.

Transfer between UVA departments does not fall under the oversight of Surplus Property.  Please contact ITS and Fixed Assets Accounting website for proper procedures.To transfer property to a non-Commonwealth of Virginia agency, see faculty checklist for further instructions.To become approved to receive donated items, submit the organization's name and contact information as well as documents proving the organization’s 501(c)(3) status.

UVA Recycling handles all light bulb surplus, including florescent.

Computer/Electronic Surplus must be disposed of immediately.  Please do not hold items indefinitely and delay the start of the surplus process. 

Items for surplus should be clearly labeled as "Surplus."

General Surplus Items, whether sold in place or offsite, may be purchased on-line. Anyone, including staff and students, can view items at auction and register as a bidder at  Entrusted Auctions will deliver items purchased for University use to the department making the purchase. Entrusted Auctions is located at 200 West 12th Street Waynesboro, VA. When purchasing for University use, a University Purchasing Card is the only acceptable payment method.