State Surplus Property Agency
The State Surplus Property Agency, a division of the North Carolina Department
of Administration, is the medium through which transfer or sale of all surplus
property among state agencies, universities and other state institutions is
administered. Prior to 1997, the agency disposed of surplus computer equipment in
unknown condition through public bid or sale to government agencies.
Unfortunately, this process did not recognize the educational and economic value
of the computers. In an effort to capture the full value of the used computers, State
Surplus Property implemented a computer program in February 1997 to provide
used and refurbished computers primarily to public schools for classroom usage.
Presently, state universities and agencies send used and out-dated computers to the
old Polk Youth Correctional Institution in Raleigh, where State Surplus is currently
housing the program. Technicians separate the computer equipment by model and
test each one to determine the condition. The computers are then repaired and
built to meet the specific needs of recipient schools, agencies, and non-profit
groups. No new parts or equipment are purchased for repair because all needed
parts are removed from available equipment.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
The State Surplus Property Agency was selected as a Government Case Study in the
1997 Governors Award for Excellence in Waste Reduction competition.
Attend a workshop and
The Zero Waste Network is one of eight Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange P2RxCenters , serving as a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest). We are a proud member of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.