Furniture waste, or f-waste as the growing issue has been termed, affects businesses of all kinds. Offices relocate. Branches downsize or close. People come and go. Needs change. And every once in a while, the marketing department leads a rebranding effort that modernizes your no-longer-of-this-decade space. Whatever the cause of your furniture surplus, it’s a good idea to have a plan for getting rid of it that doesn’t send all those extra desks, chairs, and filing cabinets straight to the landfill.
Why not just dump it all?
Creating a Furniture Waste Plan
When facing the question of what to do with furniture waste, you should first make sure you understand your company’s sustainability and corporate responsibility goals. Your company may have waste diversion mandates or existing relationships with community organizations that could use the items you’re trying to discard.
Next, make sure you have a clear picture of your furniture inventory. Make a detailed list to determine the items that are in good working order and those that are damaged. Be specific. Include brand names, item conditions, dimensions, etc.
Consider all of your options.
Most companies benefit from an approach that uses a combination of resale, recycling and donation tactics. The process may be complicated but following a detailed plan can help your business cut landfill costs, protect the environment and support your local community. Need help? Give us a call to discuss our custom furniture disposal services.
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