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Office Furniture Disposal the Right Way

Posted by Junk King on Feb 20, 2023 5:00:00 AM

Methods of Office Furniture Disposal


[This article was originally published in January 2019 and has been revised and expanded.]

If you are upgrading your office furniture, downsizing your office space, or closing your business, you will probably need office furniture disposal.

There are a lot of methods for office furniture disposal, but you should think carefully about your options. Some methods of disposing of office furniture are very time consuming and take considerable effort, while other methods are terribly bad for the environment.

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Old Office Furniture: Sell It or Dump It?

There are essentially two main ways that you can dispose of office furniture.

You can sell it, or you can have it hauled away.

Sure, you could give it away, but sometimes that's actually more complicated than selling it or even having it hauled away. And, while there are some advantages to selling office furniture, some of your old office furniture may not be worth salvaging.

Of course, simply having it hauled off has challenges of its own. For example, just dumping it all into your commercial dumpster is not only a bad idea, but it may not even be possible.  And just taking it to the nearest landfill is not only shortsighted, but also not the most environmentally beneficial disposal option.

So, what are the best methods of office furniture disposal?

As the number of small business start-ups increase and the rise of home offices and working from home has skyrocketed, the demand for used or recycled office furniture has also increased. It was estimated by tech research firms that the market for recycled office furniture was going to be $2.7 billion by 2020

And it has gone up in the last few years significantly. 

However, re-selling your old office furniture comes with a lot of effort, and it takes time. You have to decide if you are going to sell it at auction or out of your office. You’ll need to market the sale, and place ads for items you want to sell individually.

All of this costs money that you may not have in your budget.

The process of selling used office furniture also takes time. If you are losing your office space, your lease is about to be up, or your doors are closing, time may not be on your side. When selling your office furniture is no longer a good option, you have to consider other methods of office furniture disposal.

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Office Furniture Disposal and Junk Removal

Disposing of your office furniture may not be as easy as you think. Many trash companies do not accept office furniture. In addition, most junk removal companies simply take your office furniture to the dump or landfill, and these items are not always accepted.

It is important to be responsible regarding how you dispose of office furniture. Over 9 million tons of office furniture goes to landfills in the US each year. Landfills pose a big problem for the local environment, contributing to groundwater pollution and other hazards for decades after they have been filled. As a conscientious business owner, you have a responsibility to keep office furniture out of landfills as much as possible.

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Easy and Responsible Office Furniture Disposal

By far the easiest way to dispose of office furniture is to call a professional to haul it away. You can usually have this scheduled to be completed fairly quickly to meet your schedule for renovations or evacuations of property.

However, you need to be careful about who you choose for office furniture disposal. While some companies just take it to the landfill, other more conscientious companies will make sure that as much is recycled as possible. This is better for the environment, and usually does not cost any more than other junk removal services.

The more reputable and earth-conscious office furniture disposal companies first take the items to a processing center.

There the furniture is taken apart so that all recyclable parts can be removed and dealt with accordingly. Much of office furniture is recyclable, although it does require some effort to strip it and sort it into different recyclable materials.

The good news is that most of the components of your old office furniture can be recycled most of the time.

And there are some great benefits to recycling your office furniture:

  • It conserves limited natural resources
  • It conserves up to 95 percent of the water used to process many materials
  • It helps preserve the forests, which helps to reduce CO2 emissions
  • It reduces fossil fuel use, which reduces CO2 emissions

The bottom line is that recycling is important for the environment and a good furniture removal company will have established recycling and donation relationships with local organizations.

In addition, furniture recycling allows a conscientious firm to incorporate this into their regular operations. Which is why it's important to ensure that the furniture removal company you are considering has “green” processes. In other words, make sure that they not only recycle, but also have processes in place for seeing that useable discarded furniture items are donated and reused where and when possible.

Good junk removal companies, like Junk King, will recycle as much of your office furniture as possible before taking the unusable waste to the dump or landfill.

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Junk King: The Best Solution for Office Furniture Disposal

Junk King offers responsible office furniture disposal. We will take your items to a recycling processing center where it can be handled efficiently and in a manner that spares the environment.

We will handle all of the logistics of removing the office furniture from your premises quickly and provide you with a stress-free experience. You don’t need to worry about how to get rid of your office furniture, or where it will end up.

Contact us today to schedule your office furniture disposal.

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly furniture removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items.

Not only that, but we make sure that your old furniture items end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the pieces of furniture are still in good shape for a donation, or a recycling facility to ensure your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.

Junk King is your best choice for office furniture disposal and pick up, and we make sure that your old furniture ends up where it can be reused responsibly.

Simply call us at 1-888-888-JUNK [5865] or book online to schedule a free on-site estimate.



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