Directorate of Estates and Facilities


Furniture disposal and re-use/recycling

Disposal of unwanted furniture

Wherever possible, please re-use any furniture you need to dispose of using the following hierarchy:

  • Ask colleagues or your Head of School Admin to see if anyone else can use your unwanted furniture locally.
  • Speak to your Faculty Estate Team to see if they know of anyone else who might want to re-use it.
  • If the furniture cannot be re-used locally, please contact your Building Superintendent to arrange its removal. In instances where large items or amounts of furniture require removal, a contractor may need to employed in which case there will be a charge for this service.

The furniture store & obtaining used furniture

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions document bottom right of this page for further details.

All unwanted furniture is now returned to the furniture store and items are available for staff to re-use free of charge*.

There is a wide range of furniture that is available, though this varies on a daily basis as items come into the store and/or are removed for re-use across the campus - watch the videos to the right to see how the recycling process works and what a member of staff thinks of the service.

Staff are now able to visit the furniture store on a daily basis (M - F) between 1 & 3pm. The contact at the store between 1 & 3pm is Alan Wright (tel: 07584 141009).

Items that are assessed at the furniture store as not being suitable for re-use will be disposed of to a local furniture re-use company Upmcr rather than sent for disposal

* we are now able to deliver the majority of items free of charge during the hours of 12 & 1pm Monday - Friday. Where large items or large numbers of items are involved, we will arrange for a quote from one of the University's removal contractors for delivery, but these costs must be picked up by the customer who will need to raise a Purchase Order for the contractor.