Getting Started

UW-Department, State Agency & Municipality Sales Hours


Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2nd Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Monday & Wednesday: Please enter through the doors on the right side of the building

SWAP is a designated agent for reselling and disposing of surplus property generated by UW-Madison and Madison Area State agencies. Agencies are not authorized to dispose of surplus property unless they meet certain sales and reporting requirements of the Department of Administration, or unless they dispose their property through SWAP. (State Procurement Manual Pro-F-3). A detailed description of SWAP policy can be found at:

Purchasing from SWAP

Payments for UW departments, state agencies and municipalities can be made with the following methods:

Sending Items to SWAP

SWAP collects all reusable, repairable, or salvageable surplus equipment from the UW-Madison campus and state agencies in the Madison area.  SWAP will NOT collect items that are hazardous, deemed unsalable by SWAP staff, or items that are unsafe to handle.

In order to request a pick-up of your items, you must submit a Surplus Request Form. For items valued at $75 or more, we also prefer that you submit a Surplus Equipment Evaluation form. For more information about how to send items to SWAP, please review our Surplus Requests page.