Property Control coordinates the surplus website, e-waste, and equipment disposal authorization for the University of Oregon. As an institution with federal and state grants and gifted income sources, we ensure that all applicable disposal policies and restrictions are followed in a safe, expedient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner.
Before you dispose of any equipment, please consider what type of item it is, if it is useable, if it is a capital or leased asset, or if it was funded by a sponsored project or bond. Any useable equipment should first be listed on the Surplus Website for other departments to claim, before anything is offered for sale, donation, or permanent disposal.
All capital assets require notification to Property Control if they are moved, and approval by Property Control to be disposed; this is especially important for Federally funded assets. Large non-capital items such as most furniture is to be picked up via work order by Facilities Services. Please read on to the below sections for more detailed information for each disposal method.
Departments are not authorized to sell or donate ANY UO Property, or to dispose of capital equipment, without prior written approval from Property Control. The transfer of equipment to individuals (including employees) or for-profit organizations is prohibited.