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Taylor Susewitz, 2022

What materials in your inventory are recyclable? Here’s how to find out.

For decades, companies have been filling floors of their buildings with the highest-grade office furniture. Acclaimed names such as Herman Miller, Steelcase, or Knoll lay across thousands of square feet of office space, all of which are made to last nearly fifteen years.

Here's the issue:

A company’s lease tends to cap out between five to seven years, with furniture that’s built to last double or even triple their lease time. When it comes time for companies to clear out their space, they most often have no other choice than to toss their furniture, because who wants to sell – or even buy, for that matter– 5,000 task chairs from someone on Craigslist?

Here's one solution:


This very platform allows buyers and sellers of lightly used high-end furniture to connect directly, and is equipped with all the tools and professional help you’ll need to get the job done. 

Great office furniture is built to last, so why shouldn’t you be a part of the solution? Sometimes, however, your furniture on hand is damaged or doesn’t qualify to be sold on our platform.

Sometimes, your products cannot be sold on Reseat. It happens. So what do we do?

Upon the initial purchase of any product, we often overlook the specific materials used in its production. Whether or not the materials are recyclable is typically something asked further down the road when we’re ready to toss it. 

When it comes to office furniture specifically, the recycling process can be difficult to manage if you’re unable to sell it on Reseat. parts end up being relatively jumbled up, making it difficult to decipher between what’s recyclable and what’s not. If it ever comes time to break it down, here’s what’s recyclable:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Iron
  • Tin
  • Metal containers
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Some fabrics such as polyester

If you find that some of your pieces are considered defective, look out for these materials, alongside recycling standards in your area to determine what materials within your inventory can be given a second go at life. 

If you need a hand or a second set of eyes (or third, fourth, or fifth), we’re here to help you throughout your second-life journey.