Preparing for an office relocation can involve much more than catching up on the books and planning for a downtime. One of the many activities that usually occur is the proper removal and disposal of used office furniture.
Few things can test and company’s degree of organization and efficiency than getting rid of old junk, broken furniture and used office equipment. Making the decisions to either keep or dispose of your existing furniture and equipment is difficult enough, but deciding how to best get rid of things is often harder.
The Challenge of Office Furniture Removal
The easiest answer might seem to be simply taking everything to the dump. But that involves a great deal of labor, logistics, time and money. In addition, it requires vehicles suitable for the job and personnel available to make runs to the dump or landfill.
Another option is to donate your old furniture and used office equipment. That, too, can require and inordinate amount of effort to pull off efficiently. If you have an especially large business or numerous offices that are either being upgraded or relocated, the task becomes exponentially more involved.
No office is used for long before becoming filled with file boxes, file cabinets, sometimes cupboards, closets and back offices converted to “storage rooms” full of overflow equipment and supplies.
And all of this must be cleaned up and effectively disposed of.
This means that you will need a great deal of trash hauling to get rid of old or broken down office furniture, file cabinets, electronics and computer equipment. In addition, if you maintain your own landscaping and decided to spruce that up, as well, this can involve organic waste and debris.
Not Everything Can Simply Be “Tossed Out”
In addition to the office furniture and large machines, there is often an abundance of electronic devices that are probably overdue for upgrades or replacing. In fact, at the rate most of us upgrade and replace electronics with new models, our old gadgets and devices usually end up no longer being used, but simply collect dust in some closet or un-used office.
Look around your office: how many printers, computer monitors and old televisions do you have that are out of commission? If you are like most companies, it’s probably time to get rid of those electronic items. Once you have made that decision, your old devices become electronic waste, or e-waste. And e-waste disposal is a problem.
So what happens to all of that e-waste?
Unlike your used office furniture, e-waste has to be gotten rid of according to state and federal rules. You have three options with your e-waste: Keep it, toss it or recycle it. If you keep it, you will start accumulating piles of out dated printers, fax machines and computers that end up just taking up valuable space in your home or office.
Unfortunately, most people simply "toss it" and rarely, if ever, consider the recycling option. In fact, it is estimated that in the U.S. almost 50 million tons of e-waste is tossed out every year and only around 18% of that is recycled or reused.
Office Furniture Disposal is Not Your Job
As a business owner, or manager in a business, an office relocation requires far more important things to occupy your time and attention than trash hauling. You might argue that it’s just another task that has to be done and you’re perfectly capable.
Maybe so, but have you considered the potential downside taking care your own company’s used office furniture and equipment?
In addition to the hard work required, you must take into account the following:
- The additional time involved on the part of your employees or yourself
- Possible injuries or strained muscles and backs
- The added cost of having to rent a truck, or borrow one for the job
- Figuring out the logistics of what can be disposed of and what must be recycled
- Learning the proper methods and locations for disposal
Simply put, office furniture removal should not be seen as a DIY task for you or your office staff.
Hire Professionals for Your Office Relocation and Office Furniture Disposal
Sometimes you can hire someone you know, or just a local guy with a truck. And you can certainly do it yourself.
Or you could choose the professional route and hire a specialty trash hauling firm. With a professional team on your side the job will be done quickly, efficiently, and completely. You won’t have to concern yourself with municipal dumping fees, possible fines, or waiting in line at the landfill.
Recycling and re-purposing of appropriate items will be taken care of for you, so you can have the satisfaction of being a “good corporate citizen” but without working through the logistics of where to take which items, and so forth.
A competent and well-trained team, like the folks at Junk King, will ensure that every item that can and should be recycled is taken care of accordingly.
Professional Trash Hauling is a Great Option Office Junk
For example, Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly e-waste removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those used electronic devices and office equipment. Not only that, but we make sure that your old electronics end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the electronics are still functioning, or a recycling facility to ensure your e-waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
We remove almost all types of e-waste, including:
- Copy Machines
Getting the Best Team for Trash Hauling
Once you decide to outsource the trash hauling part of your big cleaning project, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. And while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job, choosing that alternative may end up costing you more than you hoped to save. This is why Junk King really is the firm of choice.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly business junk disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete. Whether you need our services several times during a clean-up or relocation project, or just once after you’re done, our hauling professionals will ensure that the junk and debris is out of your way so that you can get on with your jobs.
Our team specializes in large waste removal and trash hauling. We can be at your facility in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.