Reduce, reuse, recycle – staying green during your office move

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Whether you’re a large multi-national or a growing start-up, research shows that communicating a strong CSR message is an absolute must for any modern business.

Customers and clients want to see organisations being environmentally responsible in all their business activities, and partnering with companies who will do the same.

If your business is planning to dispose of furniture, filing, IT or other equipment as part of an office move or refurbishment, you will also be affected by environmental legislation to dispose of such waste safely and environmentally.

Failure to support the legislation could result in poor publicity, fines or even prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act.

So what are your options?

Audit your assets

Before you move, have an audit carried out to verify the condition of your unwanted assets; this will help you understand how each item can be recycled.

You can also arrange asset tracking at this point so the end-point of each asset can be accurately reported to your stakeholders.

Ask your removal company if it can provide an integrated environmental recycling and reuse service.  Pickfords provides a service which can be integrated at the time of your office move

Sell your unwanted furniture

Any assets that still have a reuse value can be sold into the local marketplace. Your removal company may offer to share the profits of this service with you.

Donate your unwanted furniture

Re-usable assets can be donated to local organisations such as schools, charities or community projects.

Pickfords frequently work with the British Heart Foundation to help raise money for vital research through furniture recycling.


Assets not fit for reuse can be dismantled and segregated into component parts (metal, wood and plastic) so they can be recycled at local centres.

Pickfords is a licensed waste carrier with a national network of regional environmental hubs to effectively manage the recycling and reuse of company assets both locally and nationally. Click here to find out how Pickfords can help you meet your environmental targets through asset recycling.