Companies change furniture about every ten years, this can take place during renovation or remodeling.
This is true to companies who are always on the lookout for the latest working environment trends in order to let their employees enjoy a conducive working place and to inspire them with a new productive working environment.
Over the years of remodeling, companies are too busy doing their job in generating sales without having to notice that old furniture has already piled up in the storage room.
According to experts, managing a company’s assets play an important role in company equipment and office furniture liquidation.
To make this easy, first thing to do is make an inventory of all the furniture, indicating the quantity, status and age.
In this manner, you can also easily decide on what to do with all the unwanted office furniture.
The question of where to put these old furniture challenges a company’s commitment to abide by regulated environmental practices.
Based on the inventory, you can now decide which ones to Recycle, Donate and sell.
This is the cheapest way to provide furniture to new spaces. The decision to recycle, reuse or repurpose an office furniture can help the company to adhere to its sustainability programs.
If there is a goal of not throwing into the landfill, transferring the furniture to a new space or location can give a fresh new look.
If it needs repainting or changing fabrics, the company can spend on this, too.
If there has been damage, you can check with suppliers for warranty coverage or if damaged parts are replaceable before throwing them out to landfills.
Giving old furniture a new mission can be a charitable act from the company. While this is another environmentally sound act for the company, this is also promoting social responsibility in the community.
Non profit organizations near your company location might be needing furniture but they cannot afford to purchase, and giving them what your company will not use can be a win-win situation for both parties.
Some defective furniture can also be donated to junk shops or junk haulers. They can “reclaim” parts that can still be used and they use them as replacement parts.
Selling unwanted furniture is another way to avoid sending these items to the landfill.
A third party material recovery facility can buy them from the company and they separate these and sort them out as items that can be reclaimed or recycled.
Some small companies are looking for cheaper cost of furniture.
They can purchase them from your company especially if it can still function properly or sometimes they just don’t pay if the item can no longer give any benefit or functionality can no longer be reliable.
Some companies also offer these furniture for sale to their employees. This is carried out through a bidding process and proceeds can be donated to charity.
Companies will have different ways on how to deal with unwanted office furniture.
While some are aiming to gain profit from what they have invested in before, others consider helping companies whose priorities are not buying the best office furniture for their work stations.
Balancing the need to remodel or update an office space with sustainability goals is somewhat a hard decision to make.
Taking into consideration the cost of hauling or transferring them to a new “home” is a better decision rather than sacrificing environmental effects after throwing them out to the landfill. Material Recovery facilities are the best resources that a company can hire to solve the problem of disposing old office furniture.
These facilities can help the company either sell, recycle or dispose of unwanted or unused materials in a company.