As a large local government, Fairfax County Government generates a wide variety of surplus equipment. The Department of Procurement and Material Management (DPMM) ensures responsible disposal of this equipment.
What is responsible disposal? We think it is a balance of:
• donating to charities who further our mission
• selling our surplus equipment using online, live and sealed bid auctions
• trading in equipment back to our contracted vendors, including ‘producer responsibility’ or take-back clauses in new contracts to enhance recycling options
• dealing with waste intelligently by recycling e-waste, toner cartridges, scrap metal, used tires and spent oil
Through this “toolbox” of options, we positively impact our environment by reducing waste and improve the County’s bottom line by cutting disposal costs and increasing revenue.