At Onestop Disposal, we know that office equipment is largely recyclable, and that, with minimal planning, it can be reused, refurbished, or disassembled for recycling. Recycling your old office equipment can do a lot for the environment by reducing the demand for materials, such as timber, metal, and plastic, as well as keeping large amounts of reusable waste from entering the landfill, and reducing carbon emissions.
Getting to Know Your Recycling Options
If you no longer need your office furniture but it is still in relatively good condition, you can donate it to a realtor or a liquidator. These sorts of places specialize in the sale of used and refurbished furniture, so they are perfect for taking old office equipment off your hands. Charity and opportunity shops may also be happy to receive unwanted office fixtures, which they will resell on a much smaller scale.
The Recycling Process
Office equipment that you no longer want can be recycled in a number of ways, such as:
- Reuse – if the office equipment is in a relatively good working condition it will be resold as is. Most start-ups and businesses struggling financially are interested in purchasing second hand.
- Refurbish – if the old office equipment cannot be resold as is, it will be touched up and made more presentable. This could include cleaning, repairing defects, replacing worn fabric, and painting over scratches.
- Recycle – if the furniture is not suitable for reuse at all, it will be disassembled and separated into various materials (such as metals, plastics, fabrics, etc.) and sent to the appropriate recycling centre.
- Re-purpose – if the office equipment is not suitable for reuse, it might instead be re-purposed. Various components can be turned into sculptures, seating used in children’s cubby house, or new legs added to a desk top for a dining table.
Stress-Free Office Equipment Removal
At Onestop Disposal, we offer stress-free office equipment removal services that are designed to remove the broken, out-dated, and useless office equipment cluttering up your business. Our team specializes in removing and recycling all your old office equipment, including desks, chairs, filing cabinets, paper, etc. During the loading process, our team of experienced junk removal experts will separate all your office trash, ensuring that it gets dismantled and recycled appropriately.
If you would like to learn more about recycling your old office equipment, or if you are interested in one of our junk removal services or bin rentals, please contact Onestop Disposal at 604-613-5271 or by filling out a contact form on our website.