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Property and Salvage

The Property and Salvage Division is an organizational unit of the Procurement Department, and has primary responsibility for the following activities:

  • the sale of personal property deemed surplus by the County of Alameda;
  • the redistribution of surplus equipment among County departments;
  • the relocation of County departments (subject to available resources);
  • County-wide recycling coordination; and, contracts for sale of paper, scrap metal and other surplus materials and equipment.

Surplus and salvage items that have not been claimed for reuse by any County Department are disposed of, pursuant to appropriate Board action. Items surplus to the County's needs are sold, destroyed, sold as scrap, or discarded or may be donated to a tax exempt public agency or organization pursuant to Government Code 25372. The ongoing responsibility of the Property and Salvage Division is to research and obtain the highest possible price for the County's surplus and salvage stock.

Surplus Property serves as the depot for equipment and miscellaneous items no longer required by County departments. We act as the liaison or intermediary between departments that have articles which are not needed and departments that may find these discarded items useful. By effectively using this salvage service County Departments are able to achieve a greater utilization of the County's investment in capital equipment, and may make available some valuable office or shop space. Furthermore, those items deemed not useful to any County Department are sold at the highest bid price to recover as much of the County's investment as possible.

Most non-usable items (e.g., scrap metal or waste paper) are picked up at the County Department's location and disposed of as soon as possible to the highest bidder.

For more information contact:

Property & Salvage Manager
15800 Foothill Blvd.
San Leandro, Ca 94578-2101
Telephone Number: 510-667-7591

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General Services Agency
1401 Lakeside Drive, 10th floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 208-9700
Fax: (510) 208-9711