Some uses of old office furniture include donating it to organizations or employees, selling it to a used furniture shop or recycling it at a recycling center. A few companies charge a fee to repurpose old office furniture by incorporating it into new pieces or reupholstering chairs for continued use.
If the furniture is not going to be reused in the office, donating it to those in need is one way to reuse it, and donations are often eligible for tax write-offs. Many local organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Habitat For Humanity and churches, accept these donations, and some are able to pick up the donations, as well. Employees may also have a need for office furniture in their homes, and some may even offer to pay a small amount for it.
There are many used furniture shops that pay for old furniture. The best way to sell to a used shop is to inventory what is being given away so the shop can make an offer on the pieces they want to take or one lump sum for all of the inventory. If any pieces are not picked up or are not reusable, recycling centers pay for any recyclable materials. An inventory of the pieces that includes what materials they contain allows the center to give an estimated valuation.