Even by our standards, at 150 cubic metres – that’s around 12 truck loads – it was a big office furniture disposal job. In all, there were around 50 desks to take away, along with 50 or so mobile drawer units. There were also lots of meeting tables and chairs, credenzas, tambour units, electronic whiteboards, cupboards, shelving units, filing cabinets and monitor stands.
We used extra-large trucks to speed up the process, which ended up taking five members of our junk removal team a total of 10 hours. They did a fantastic job, keeping all of the removed office furniture dry during loading and off-loading. What’s more, there was minimal impact on people working in the office.
We’re pleased to report that 130 cubic metres of the used office furniture that we collected was given to a well-known charity. They distributed it through South Auckland and also sold some to support their fundraising. The rest (mainly damaged metal items) were recycled.
The great news is that we were able to keep everything other than a small quantity of broken furniture and old unusable stationary out of the landfill.