What should we do with our computers and broken electronics?
Answer: Computers cannot be sold on Public Surplus even if they are in good condition. Working computers, laptops and hard drives should be listed on Public Surplus so they can be offered to other state agencies, municipalities and non-profits and if not claimed can still go through the electronics recycling vendor process with no problem once you receive a Recycle Ticket. Broken electronics should be posted as scrap to go through the process for electronic recycling, as well. Good electronics, such as flat screen monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc. are able to be sold on Public Surplus to the public, if not reallocated.
Do I have to upload a picture?
Answer: Yes, your auction will not be released without a picture. This includes SCRAP auctions.
A non-profit claimed some of my items. What do I do with the paperwork?
Answer: You and the non-profit sign the paperwork (both the Bill of Sale and the Surplus Laptop, Computer Hard Drive Form) at pickup and scan and upload it to the Closed Auction Notes section of Public Surplus. Keep the originals for your records for auditing purposes.
How long do we need to keep paperwork for?
Answer: Refer to the CT State Library Records Retention Schedules for appropriate time to hold records. You can also speak to your agency’s RMLO (Records Management Liaison Officer).