An overabundance of wood chips was declared surplus property by the Board of Selectmen in order to allow the Department of Public Works to request bids from potential buyers. DPW Director Bruce Thibodeau requested that 20,000 cubic yards of wood chips and 10,000 cubic yards of composted material from the department’s leaf pickup program be declared as surplus in order to free up space at the Cyr Recycling Center. Last year, the town made about $2,000 from selling surplus to a landscaping company, Thibodeau said. He hopes to solicit bids next month. Even with the surplus material, there is still enough wood chips and compost available for town-related needs and to offer free to residents, Thibodeau said.