Electronic Waste or Unsalable Property

ND State Surplus Property provides an outlet for eligible entities to responsibly dispose of their electronic waste (e-waste) by utilizing the state term recycling contract.

North Dakota entities eligible to utilize this program are:

  • State agencies
  • Political subdivisions
  • Public schools
  • Colleges and Universities

We encourage the use of this program for recycling e-waste in a safe, responsible, and cost-effective manner.

Unsalable Property is property that has been disposed of by an eligible entity and has not sold within 30 days of receipt. *Agencies may receive a bill sooner than 30 days if the property they surplus is in unserviceable condition or cannot be repaired.

Surplus Property makes every effort to sell all property to other state agencies, political subdivisions, eligible non-profits and the public before marking it unsalable.

How does the contract work?

Unsalable e-waste is brought to our physical location for transport to a certified recycling center that follows a strict no-landfill policy.

When can e-waste be dropped off?

By appointment, drop off times are Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT. An appointment is required to avoid additional fees. Call to schedule your drop off, 701-328-9665.

How should e-waste be packaged?

Large quantities of e-waste should be organized by grouping like items together and placing them on a pallet. The items should be secured using shrink wrap to ensure safe transfer of the property from the location of the disposing entity to Surplus Property.

For guidance on the proper way to palletize e-waste, please visit http://www.unicor.gov/Recycling/packageinfo.asp.

Contact Surplus Property at 701.328.9665 for questions about organizing and palletizing e-waste prior to it being dropped off.

How is my information secured?

Computer and copier hard drives must be erased prior to being sent to Surplus Property for redistribution to eligible entities. Surplus Property is not responsible for erasing or destroying the hard drives of property they receive.

Unsalable electronics containing hard drives will be sent to a certified recycling center where they will be cleaned in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD) high-level security wiping procedures.

E-waste and Unsalable Property Fee Schedule

On July 1, 2009, Surplus Property was granted the authority to charge agencies for the recycling and disposal of unsalable surplus property.

"The office of management and budget may establish a program for the recycling and disposal of surplus property determined unsalable and may assess and collect service charges from the department, agency, institution, or political subdivision from which the property was received to cover direct and reasonable costs of this service."  NDCC Section 54-44-04.6

Fee Schedule: Updated: 3/30/2012

State Surplus E-waste and Unsalable Property 2015-17 Rates
Property weighing 0-24 lbs. No Charge
Property weighing 25-49 lbs. $5
Property weighing 50-149 lbs. $10
Property weighing 150 lbs. or more $30
Large volume, extremely large equipment, partial and full truckload shipments of property Negotiated based upon state contracts rates, location, and volume
Any material determined to be hazardous material, such as chemicals, liquids, ballasts, fluorescent bulbs, etc. Actual disposal costs

These fees are subject to change. Surplus Property will publish all changes on this webpage. Please direct any questions regarding these rates to Surplus Property at 701.328.9665 or surplus@nd.gov.