The Surplus With A Purpose (SWAP) program is a department within Purchasing Services and is located at the Verona Operations facility. SWAP activities include UW-Madison’s Surplus Property Exchange and online auction platform.
Commonly known as “SWAP”, the department is a multi-faceted surplus property disposal operation serving all UW-Madison departments, UW System Schools, Municipalities, and State of Wisconsin agencies. Over 20 tons of surplus property are received weekly at our Verona Operations facility. Property is then listed and sold through our online auction, returned to other campus departments using the Surplus Exchange, or disposed of through appropriate channels.