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How to Get Rid of Your Used Office Furniture (the Right Way!)

Is office furniture really recyclable?

Yes! A lot of office furniture can be recycled. In fact, many of the components used in office furniture (such as metal frames and wood panels) can be recycled and reused in new products.

Reasons to recycle old office furniture

Recycling old office furniture is a great way to reduce waste, promote sustainability, and even save money for your company!

  • Environmental benefits
  • Sustainability
  • Cost savings
  • Optimize your space
  • Support your local economy
  • Donate to your community

How to recycle your old office furniture

Here are the steps for recycling your office furniture: 

  1. Identify what items you need to get rid of. This will help you determine what facility you need to go to (e.g. some facilities accept certain materials/items and not others).
  2. Research reputable recycling facilities or waste management companies. These organizations have the expertise to handle the disassembly, sorting, and recycling processes effectively.
  3. Check with the facility to see what items they accept. It’s worth noting that the recyclability of office furniture may vary depending on the specific materials used and local recycling capabilities. It is advisable to check with recycling facilities or waste management authorities in your area to determine the best practices for recycling office furniture.
  4. If not using a recycling facility, identify non-profit organizations. Donating or selling office furniture in good condition to other organizations or individuals can help extend their lifespan and reduce the need for recycling.
  5. Decide on your drop-off or pick-up option. Based on your chosen facility, you may decide to drop off the items yourself or schedule a pick-up. For example, some services like Angel’s Junk Removal will come pick up the items for you. 

Got old office furniture? Schedule a pickup with us by calling 253.204.4438. Or, check out our website to find a convenient dropbox location near you.

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