Picture of a truck the Town of Galway converted into a snowplow.

Federal Surplus Success Stories

State and local governments achieve savings with federal surplus property.
Musical Instruments
Dansville Central School
Two students holding musical instruments.

Dansville Central Schools now has two additional musical instruments after acquiring Besson Prestige euphoniums through the New York State OGS Federal Surplus Program this past March. The items were originally purchased by the Federal government for $4,617. but Dansville CentralSchool only paid a $231 service fee. The euphoniums were acquired for the school’s band program and will allow students to play on professional instruments that they could not otherwise afford. The students are very grateful for the opportunity to play these instruments and were amazed at the rich sound when they played their first notes on their new instruments!








Federal Surplus in the News
Dutchess County Community College Saves Millions

This federal surplus Gulfstream G-3 once flew as Air Force One and will now be used to train aircraft mechanics as part of Dutchess County Community College's new airframe and powerplant certification program.
Picture of Gulfstream G3 acquired through the Federal Surplus property program.
Creating a Plow Truck
Town of Galway

The Town of Galway saved taxpayers $42,240 with the help of OGS by repurposing this federal surplus truck into a snow plow instead of buying new.


Picture of a federal surplus truck.
Picture of a truck the Town of Galway converted into a snowplow.



Repurpose Federal Surplus Trucks
Town of Walton

The Town of Walton converted the Freightliner into a snow plow and dump truck. 


Army surplus truck.


Former army surplus truck repurposed into a snowplow.


Water Truck
Fulton County Department of Solid Waste

Fulton County Department of Solid Waste saved over $100,000 with OGS Federal Surplus Property, a few spare parts and a little ingenuity.   


Federal Surplus truck turned into a water spray truck saving taxpayers money


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