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Surplus Property

Surplus Property

Tagged College property should never be placed in the trash or recycling by members of the campus community. Property removal should always be done by, or in conjunction with, the Property Control Office, with the necessary signed documentation (PDF). Removing surplus property from the campus for private or any other use is strictly prohibited. This includes taking property already designated for disposal or recycling.

Campus Furniture & Equipment Reuse

Would you like to furnish your campus space with a table, chair, desk, stool or bookshelf? Perhaps you need a filing cabinet! Property Control may have exactly what you are looking for. Deb manages our surplus property on campus, which creates the opportunity for a thrift store-like experience. Except, this thrift store is free for campus use! Contact Deb for more information and to see what items are available.

Scrap Computers and Electronics

All surplus computers and electronics in poor or scrap condition are recycled using certified electronics recyclers. At no time are these items to be placed in the trash. As a general rule, if it has a plug, recycle it. Please contact Property Control for more details or to request a pickup.

Surplus Process

ESF is a state agency, therefore it must follow NYS Office of General Services (OGS) regulations for surplus property. The process is outlined below:

  1. Faculty/staff member no longer has use for furniture/equipment. That individual contacts their Departmental Property Control Designee (see list below)

  2. Departmental Property Control Designee contacts Property Control

  3. Property Control assess furniture/equipment and sends photos to all Departmental Property Control Designees

  4. Designees send photos to members of their Department to see if anyone has use for items.

  5. If there is a use for an item/s, Designee alerts Property Control and item/s are moved

  6. If there is no use for item/s on campus, Property Control contacts other SUNY schools and State agencies to see if they have use

  7. If other enttities do not have need, Property Control sends photos to OGS State Surplus Property for inclusion on the State's Ebay Store

  8. If item/s do not sell, ESF is issued a Local Disposition Authorization (LDA)

  9. ESF is then able to recycle or dispose of item

Alumni Affairs Akilah Spencer
Analytical & Technical Services Mike Satchwell
Biotech Center Mike Satchwell
Business Affairs Debbie Snyder
  Central Duplicating Debbie Snyder
  Mail & Messenger Debbie Snyder
  Shipping & Receiving Debbie Snyder
Center of Excellence (Clarkson) Mike Satchwell
Chemical Engineering Ray Appleby
Chemistry Kate Bailee
Communications Karen Moore
Computing & Network Services Steve Waldron
  IT Media David Hubbell
  Telephone Jim Sahm
Development Office Wendy Ornoski
Educational Communications Christopher Baycura
Environmental and Biology Pat McHale
Environmental Health & Safety Pete Vandemark
Environmental Resources Engineering Karen Karker
Environmental Science Cariann Linehan
Environmental Studies Rebecca Hart
Financial Aid Kate Harris
Forest Properties -Warrensburg PAC Forest Bruce Breitmeyer
Forest Properties (South) - Heiberg Mark Appleby
Human Resources Tamara Miori
Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Lela Randall
Instruction and Graduate Studies Laura Payne
Interdisciplinary Programs Sophie Gubo-Jantzen
Landscape Architecture Deb Storrings
Moon Library Donna Follett
Newcomb (Adirondack Ecological Center) Sharon Steen
Open Academy  
President's Office (including CFO) Baylee Woods
Provost Sue Nevins
Ranger School (Wanakena & Cranberry Lake) Rachel Graham
Registrar Laurie Dufore
Research Programs Emily O'Brien
Student Affairs Megan Thurston
Sustainable Facilities Diana Jaramillo
Sustainable Operations Sue Fassler
Sustainable Resource Management (FNRM) Heather Engleman
Undergraduate Admissions  
University Police Richard White


Mid century modern desk

Beautiful pieces, such as the one shown above, are available for reuse on campus!

Two smiling people, transporting extra lab material to their lab on a cart

Don't forget about surplus lab materials! Before purchasing new, ask other labs if they may have what you need.