NCCCS EQUIPMENT MANUAL
CANNIBALIZATION OF EQUIPMENT
This section provides guidance for the cannibalization of state owned equipment that has become unserviceable due to obsolescence or excessive repair costs, but which still has serviceable component parts that can be used to repair, modify or construct other items of equipment.
The college should initiate a Form 4-11 (Request to Dispose of Capital Assets) requesting approval of the Chief Business Officer to cannibalize an equipment item. This should be done prior to cannibalization of the item.
Parts resulting from cannibalization which are identifiable and have a value of $1,000 or more should be placed on inventory and given a new inventory item number.
Disposal of residual parts cannot be used for personal gain.
Residual parts may be disposed of through one of the following methods:
Sale as an item through State Surplus Property Agency. This would occur when
the residue is identifiable as a unique item.
Scrap sale would occur when residual items have little value as a unit, but could be placed in a scrap pile with similar items.
Items such as broken wood, plastics or glass parts with no further value may be destroyed in a suitable site and manner (county landfill, city dump, etc). EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN NOT TO THROW AWAY ANY USABLE ITEM, OR ANY ITEM WHICH COULD BE REASONABLY REPAIRED INTO A USEFUL ITEM.
5. Scrap materials resulting from cannibalized equipment, as well as from other sources, should be kept until a minimum load of approximately 1,000 pounds is accumulated. The college may report the scrap material to the State Surplus Property Agency for public bid sale, giving the approximate weight and type (copper, brass, steel, etc.) of material to be sold, or disposed of by local sale in accordance with previously described procedures. Money from the sale of scrap resulting from cannibalized equipment will be deposited to the college’s equipment budget.