Multnomah County Central Purchasing continues to evaluate the true cost of owning assets. Surplus assets are defined as goods and materials that are deemed obsolete and need final disposition. Our surplus property pilot program is managed with less than .5 FTE staffing and focuses on non-capital assets.Through collaborative efforts $32,867 of surplus property was sold last fiscal year. Assets that could not be sold were able to achieve a 85.98% landfill diversion
rate based on 48,435 pounds of surplus property.
Direct Recycled: 26.45%
Reused or refurbished externally: 22.15%
We have continued to build capacity for continual improvements on the processing of our surplus property by involving all stakeholders and participating in the following efforts:
Strategic Sourcing Furniture Initiative
Workplace Modernization Initiative Workgroup