• Surplus Closures:
    • Surplus is closed on Wednesdays. We will not be able to accept appointments on Wednesdays until further notice.
    • Surplus will be closed from Wednesday, November 22nd until Monday, November 27th.
    • Surplus will be closed from Friday, December 22nd until Tuesday, January 2nd.
  • Surplus Announcements:
    • We currently do not have computers available for sale.
    • The Surplus Pop-Up shop will re-open in AUP 116 on Monday, October 16th from 2-4pm! We will be open every Monday (2-4PM) from October 16th to December 11th. Check back for spring hours!

To schedule a Surplus Appointment or see what we have in stock, please contact us at or 414-229-3465  

Viewings by appointment only*

*We have a small team and require appointments to ensure we are able to assist you.

About UWM Surplus

The UWM Surplus Program helps manage unwanted furniture, equipment & electronics from campus. This is achieved by either finding a new use for items on campus, selling them online to the public, donating them to area non-profits, or recycling them as scrap. Due to the cost & risk of this upcycling, only university purchased materials may be included.

Getting Rid of Campus Items – One-Stop Shop

The surplus program is designed to reduce campus clutter, divert landfill waste, and find a way to repurpose or recycle any and all university items.  If you have unwanted items that your office or department needs to get rid of, fill out the Surplus Declaration Form and assemble items for surplus. Departments submitting surplus MUST empty shelves, cabinets, storage, etc. and box any loose items prior to items being picked up (we will not pack items for you – this is the responsibility of the declaring department).  A $43.75 fee applies to each surplus declaration. Excessive volumes or pickups including multiple locations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Additional work orders may apply for declarations that include:

  1. Items which are abandonned or in a state of dissarray; items left in cabinets and on shelves requiring addtional support for packing; or items not otherwise ready for pickup.
  2. Surplus items generated as a result of a capital project, departmental move, demolition, or other major project.
  3. Items in multiple buildings or items exceeding reasonable volumes.
  4. Items requiring disassembly by Trades staff.

Important Process Change Regarding Computers: Departments getting rid of computers must contact Campus Technology Services (CTS) at prior to submitting the Surplus Declaration Form (select the “Other” category for Incident Type). CTS will review your department’s computers to determine reusability, wipe data from the machines, and remove devices from UWM records. Please plan for additional processing time, especially for large quantities of computers.

Surplus Declaration for Capital Equipment
It is imperative to provide inventory tag numbers for capital equipment which has an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more, whether purchased outright, acquired through a capital lease, or through donation on the Surplus Form. The inventory number can usually be found near other identifying information on a piece of equipment, and is on a metallic silver tag reading “Property of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee” followed by an inventory number.  Capital equipment includes certain constructed or fabricated items and certain component parts with an aggregate value of $5,000 or more. It does not include real property (land), software or liability holdings. Responsibility for properly reporting capital equipment is the responsibility of the department declaring it.  More information can be found here.

Please read all instructions on the page before declaring surplus.

In order to keep the surplus program viable, there is a $43.75 handling charge to departments for each surplus submission.



Department Revenue Sharing for Sale of Replacement Property
If your department is interested in receiving revenue from the potential sale of State Replacement Property (as defined in the Wisconsin Accounting Manaul 07.09), please review our Revenue Sharing Procedure here. Revenue sharing only applies to Replacement Property which sell for over $500. Contact us if you have questions.


Finding Items for Campus Reuse

Surplus is a great resource for obtaining new-to-you items for campus use. Our stock rotates frequently, and commonly stocked items include office chairs, desks, tables, storage cabinets, computer monitors, speakers, mice & keyboards, a selection of cords, binders, office supplies, and much more!  All items are available for campus use at no charge, but pickup is the responsibility of the recipient through departmental means or by putting in a Work Order with Facility Services.

To see what is available, please contact UW-Milwaukee Surplus at  Viewings by appointment only.
University Services & Research Building- Surplus door
4090 N 1st St
Glendale, WI 53212
(One block north of 1st and Capital Drive)

You can also visit our weekly Surplus Pop-Up Shop!
The Pop-Up Shop is for UWM Faculty and Staff only (no public sales) and provides office supply essentials such as binders, staplers, and computer monitors (while supplies last). Weekly hours in AUP 116:

  • Mondays from 2pm-4pm
  • Or by appointment (email

Public Sales – Purchasing Surplus

Purchasing Items on Public Auction

Since the supply of surplus items exceeds our available campus space, some items are sold on public auction. All sales are handled through GovDeals. Here we offer an open bidding process to the public. All items purchased are available for pickup at the University Services and Research Building.

All surplus is handled according to the State Procurement Manual.

Purchasing Items at our Surplus Shop

Many items are available for cash purchase at our Surplus Shop. To schedule a Surplus Appointment or see what we have in stock, please contact us at or 414-229-3465. Viewings and pickups by appointment only.

Purchasing Furniture from Refurbished State Contract

The recycled furniture contract is a UW-Madison contract that UWM employees may use. This contract is designed to offer University departments an alternative to buying new furniture. Furniture must be 95% or greater recycled with only connectors, electrical or other components being new only to complete an assembly or installation. To purchase refurbished furniture visit the Recycled Furniture page on the UW-Madison purchasing website.

Contact Surplus

Surplus Declaration Form

Surplus is located at:
University Services & Research Building- Surplus door
4090 N 1st St
Glendale, WI 53212
(One block north of 1st and Capital Drive)

By Appointment Only.  Operating hours are variable due to limited staff availability.