Getting rid of your old furniture can seem like a daunting task. We can help.
If you have office furniture that you no longer need, Forrer and Steelcase can help. We can evaluate your furniture inventory and offer options for reuse, all with a “zero landfill” goal. The intent is for these used products to be placed back into service for reuse, or because of the age and condition of the items, be recycled into new usable products. There are many options from which to choose, with social, environmental, and economic benefits.
Our consultants can assist you in developing a market price for your used furniture, acting as an agent to sell your used furniture on the open market, or possibly applying credit to help offset the cost of new furniture for your workplace.
Steelcase helps businesses match their used office furniture, in addition to other equipment, with non-profit and charitable organizations around the globe. With a global reach, from U.S. cities devastated by natural disasters to countries desperately trying to rebuild their infrastructures, using this option offers significant benefits to both donors and recipients. This effort has extended the useful life of thousands of furniture products and has dramatically reduced the amount of waste dumped in landfills.
Reclaiming the materials found in office furniture and other assets is not always a small undertaking. Yet, there is merit to recycling. Steelcase identifies materials found in used furniture that can be reclaimed and made into something new again. We can help to determine the feasibility and value for you.
Although your office is done using certain furniture, could other locations within your organization benefit from using it? Continuing to bring items into your asset inventory helps make your investment go farther.
Refurbish / Refinish
Sometimes refurbishing your existing Steelcase furniture with new fabrics and finishes, as well as adding new components, can extend your furniture investment. Reusing some existing furniture in your project may also help earn credit towards LEED® certification.