How to Dispose of Office Furniture in an Environmentally Friendly Manner

Written by Chloe Harwood

When your working environment undergoes a big change, whether this is due to construction or moving offices, many companies become unsure on how store or dispose of their office furniture to comply with the right regulations.

In recent times, developments in regulation and legislation have brought environmental practises into the limelight. The Environmental Research Letters journal recently published a study which showed that 97% of scientists believe climate change is man made.

With evidence so clear, it’s hard hitting reminder that as an country, we need to be as eco friendly as possible. Something the world’s government unanimously agree on, with 195 nations agreeing to keep the increase in temperature below 20 degrees. Read all about it here.

For business owners, this green legislation is beginning to take effect, especially for the bigger corporations who will receive tighter regulations. One way companies can make sure they meet these regulations is through disposing of their office furniture in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Race Furniture are here to offer their top tips on office furniture disposal.

Office recycling for small businesses

For small businesses and startups, the most responsible thing you can do with your spare office furniture is to sell or donate it. If you are moving out of the office, it can be worthwhile trying to make a deal with any businesses moving in or another company already based in the building.

This will not only save you time with the hassle of arranging and paying for the removal of furniture, but it’s also great for the environment. You may even be able to recoup some money  and buy some new furniture.

Of course, if you use stacking chairs in your office you can simply store them away until when you need them, or transport them easily to the next office.

If you’re upgrading and staying in the office, it can worth putting your unwanted furniture on websites such as Gumtree, Freecycle and Craiglist. Facebook marketplace is a fantastic new option too. A much better way of getting rid of unwanted furniture than taking it to the tip and creating more waste

Repurpose your office furniture

If your office furniture is still in good nick, but you require more space for your expanding or existing workforce, consider repurposing the furniture to give it a new life. Perhaps you can turn an old straight desk into a corner station. It’s always worth looking at what you have available before you dispose of it.

Recycle your office furniture via environmentally friendly disposal company

Environmentally friendly waste disposal companies are another, more pricier option of disposing of your office furniture. If you struggle to find the time and don’t mind spending that bit extra, this can be a good option.

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Chloe Harwood