Surplus policy and process

  1. Read the university surplus policy.
  2. If items are for the landfill (unrepairable, unsaleable, and unrecyclable):
    • Discard smaller, non-working items in the Department of Chemistry's large trash dumpster located near the ground floor receiving dock.
    • Larger, non-working items may be picked up by Facilities Management; contact Rachel at, to issue a Facilities Maintenance Requistion.
  3. If items are for surplus:
    1. Email Rachel ( a list of surplus items.
      • Be descriptive listing each item, current quality of item, and the amount it was purchased for.
      • Items that sell for over $300, will need a MFK to reimburse funds.
    2. Bring items to ground floor loading area. Larger items may be kept in your area and picked up directly from UI Surplus.


230 N. Madison Street
W1 Chemistry Building (CB)
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319-335-3562

Access and support

Staff members are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily unless posted otherwise.

Chemistry and authorized personnel have 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily badge access. Other departments may request additional access. Our goal is to work together to promote course instruction and research.

Closed on university holidays. If closed at any other time, postings will be on our web page and/or outside our doors.