REG 07.40.01 – Disposal of University Property

Authority: Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

History: First Issued: October 10, 2001. Last Revised: May 5, 2016.

Related Policies: 
NCSU REG01.25.12 – University Record Retention & Disposition Regulation

Additional References:
Surplus Property Home Page
OIT Data Removal Guidance
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Surplus Property Guidelines

Contact Info: Materials Support Assistant Director (919-515-8568)


Materials Support is the University office assigned the responsibility for the disposal of obsolete and surplus property on campus.


2.1.    Disposal of any tools, instruments, vessels, storage cabinets, refrigerators, etc. used in conjunction with radioactive or biohazard substances must be cleared/decontaminated by the Radiation Protection Office of the Environmental Health & Safety Department, (919) 515-8568.

2.2.    University departments may acquire surplus property from Materials Support.

2.3.    Before requesting disposal of devices that contain internal storage, such as personal computers, printers, scanners, copiers and projectors, the department must follow the Office of Information Technology’s Data Removal Guidance.

2.4.    Surplus items not acquired by other University departments are sold at the regularly scheduled Surplus Sale.


The procedures and information for the disposal, disposition, and sale of University property can be found on the Surplus Property home page.