Looking to update their office space, Microsoft needed a large amount of furniture removed from their office. Firmwide initiatives required they find a ‘green’ solution rather than disposing of their items in the landfill. Not only is this option environmentally conscious, it also allows for charities and non-profits the opportunity to benefit. This process, however, can be time consuming and donation locations tend to be selective in what they will accept.
The OMX team connected with our local decommissioning affiliate to see about the resale value of their gently used office furniture. While they weren’t able to sell their furniture due to it’s condition and age, they were able to donate a majority of it to a large charitable foundation in the area. A few other organizations showed interest as well, so we were able to move the rest of the items to multiple locations all throughout Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Through proper scheduling of events and prioritizing deliveries, all were completed in 3 days.
The project was completed on-time and the client was able to make a profit from the sales from their gently used future. Approximately 50% of the furniture was also donate to four metro DC area charities. These options help the local economy and gave the furniture many more years of helpful use to others.