Office furniture recycling is inevitable. How you choose to recycle your office furniture is the real question. You may choose to just dump your used and old office furniture at a junkyard. You may choose to hire an office furniture recycling company. It is needless to point out that responsible recycling is the right choice but even then there are some aspects that you should look into. The whole process is not about a company bringing over its truck and loading all the furniture you have to discard.
• Before you choose to discard your office furniture, consider resale. The resale market is not as amazing as it may sound to be. The cost of new furniture has reduced dramatically over the years. Not every office needs the most expensive furniture and the availability of reasonably priced materials such as alloys and industrial grade plastics will keep the costs of furniture in check in the near future. Unless your office furniture is in really good condition, there may not be any demand for used set pieces. However, there could be one or a few that would get resold. You should identify such pieces and set them aside. Try listing these online as you choose office furniture recycling for the rest.
• If you are unable to sell any of your furniture, consider giving some away. There are many nonprofits and charities that would want used or pre-owned furniture. However, nongovernmental organisations do not always accept all types of furniture. They are also particular about the condition of the furniture. Since you would be considering office furniture recycling, it is best to pass on this responsibility to the company specialising in recycling. They can work with the nongovernmental organisations, nonprofits or charities. This will save you time.
• You may consider refurbishing some furniture if they are in a usable state. Some pieces can be reengineered, some may be modified and some can be simply upgraded to be relevant again. You should not consider recycling entire set pieces if you can find some of them to be useful or eligible for refurbishing.
• After you have explored these options, you should separate the types of furniture for appropriate recycling. Different types of furniture made from various materials cannot be recycled in the same way. When you hire a company, find out how and when they carry out this segregation to know for certain that there will be no adverse impact on the environment due to the recycling process.