From: Beth Brubaker <ebrubaker**At_Symbol_Here**MURRAYSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Proper disposal of old shop equipment and machine
Date: February 21, 2012 9:40:00 AM EST
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You should also check with your inventory control office (part of our procurement services, but may be somewhere else on your campus).  There is normally a procedure that must be followed within the organization to remove these items from “the books”.  This holds even for old, obsolete, non-working items (of any size/value) at most institutions.  At our university, IF we think we can find someone to bid on special equipment, we can provide contact information to inventory control and they will include these individuals/companies in a formal bid process for the surplus materials.  We can usually donate within state government organizations (for instance, to another school) without too much trouble, but the paperwork still has to be done.  If you are getting a new building, this would NOT be a good time to get these folks aggravated – make sure you follow the internal procedures for handling all surplus materials, then pay attention to the advice regarding special precautions for the potentially hazardous materials/components. 


Best wishes!


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Wayne Phan
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 4:55 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Proper disposal of old shop equipment and machine


Dear all,

We are scheduled to renovate our physics building next year.  We have lot of old shop equipment and machine that we like to donate, sell, and get rid of.  Do you know if there are any regulatory requirements or standards that we should adhere to?  Any vendors that we could use for disposal of old equipments in California?  Any help or suggestion would be great!






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