Assorted Items for Sale in Online Auctions Starting Jan. 28

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Vehicles, Equipment and Assorted Items for Sale in Online Auctions Starting Jan. 28

Auctions Will Run on Various Dates through November 2019

(Jan. 28, 2019) — Bidding opens today at govdeals.com/dupageforest for the first in a series of Forest Preserve District of DuPage County online auctions that will run at various times through November.

The District’s auctions pf surplus and unclaimed items will include vehicles, trailers, landscape and construction equipment, office items, bicycles, electronics and unclaimed personal property. Photo and details are posted on govdeals.com/dupageforest, an online government auction site. The web page is only active during live auctions. A link to the District’s govdeals auction page can be found at dupageforest.org/news/auction-updates.

Bidders can view items in person during the weeks of active auctions at the District’s fleet management facility but need to schedule appointments in advance weekdays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 630-580-7100.

Since beginning online auctions in 2013 the District has taken in more than $960,000 in 835 transactions and attracted buyers from 34 states, three Canadian provinces and Guatemala, District fleet manager Michael Webster said.

“These online auctions allow us to keep content out of landfills by repurposing it,” Webster said. “They also generate revenue to help offset the cost of providing programs and services for visitors.”

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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