BHC Furniture, in partnership with Senator International offer a furniture recycling service. We can recycle most office furniture to be re-used again.
With the annual increase of Landfill Tax the UK Government has forced companies to look into their waste disposal costs. Due to its big and bulky nature, furniture can be very expensive to dispose of. So sending redundant furniture to landfill is not financially or environmentally viable anymore.
BHC Furniture can prove that furniture recycling is a cheaper alternative to landfill. A recent case study has shown that throwing furniture to landfill costs around £9 per item on average, based on skip charges and disposal costs. Disposing of furniture via traditional landfill routes will cost you this much (and will increase by around 10% each year).
BHC’s furniture recycling service ensures that furniture is diverted from landfill, whether this is through materials recycling or ethical reuse routes. Any furniture which is suitable for reuse will be donated to charities, schools and social enterprises. These charities can be chosen by the client if there is any personal preference; otherwise BHC Furniture will choose the charities based on geographical area and furniture requirements. Any furniture which is not suitable for reuse will be recycled via BHC Furniture’s extensive recycling program.
Furniture is typically made up of woods, metals, plastics, fabrics and foams. All of these materials can be recycled, with a bit of effort, and therefore fully diverted from landfill. BHC Furniture in partnership with Senator has set up a network of Recycling Centres across the UK to recycle old furniture, and we use backloaded transport wherever possible so the transport element of each job is kept to a minimum, therefore decreasing the overall project Carbon Footprint.
After each furniture recycling project you will receive a recycling certificate outlining the quantity of items, the weight of the items and carbon saved by recycling your items of furniture. A sample certificate is shown. These certificates are always emailed to clients, to save on the environmental cost of printing each one on paper.
Our recycling service is externally audited twice a year on its recycling processes, to ensure we’re fully compliant and doing what we say we’re doing.
To find out more – download our Furniture Recycling Brochure below.
As a responsible furniture company, we’re always looking at ways to be more environmentally aware. We’re always thinking about sustainability in what we do. This is broken down into 3 main areas –
Landfill tax is increasing on an annual basis, so disposing of your waste is going to cost you even more in the future, as well as having a negative perception with your customers. By continually throwing office furniture away we are harming the environment, wasting valuable materials and wasting money.
Office furniture is typically made up of five different types of materials which can all be recycled with a bit of effort: woods, metals, plastics, fabrics and foams.
Our main supplier, The Senator Group has been manufacturing office furniture for over 30 years so we have a good idea of what is in your furniture and also the best ways of disassembling and recycling each of these materials.
For more information visit our Furniture Recycling section.
Waste packaging is a huge cost to the furniture industry. Throwing materials away not only costs you money but also adds to the landfill shortage in the UK and wastes valuable resources that should be recycled.
Waste Packaging Regulations legislation states that companies have a Duty of Care to recycle defined amounts of their packaging. The necessary thresholds keep decreasing, so even if you are not legally required to recycle now, you probably will do in the future, and the sooner you start the more money you’ll save.
BHC Furniture offers a packaging recycling service which will reduce your waste costs, ensure that your packaging is recycled effectively and responsibly, whilst also keeping you legally compliant with waste regulations and legislation.
Furniture remanufacturing can be considered as a way of turning your existing furniture into ‘good as new’.
Remanufacturing involves putting existing items of furniture back through manufacturing processes. Broken or worn components are replaced or upgraded, and any components which do not need replacing are reused.
Desks, chairs, screens and storage units can all be remanufactured by The Senator Group.
Seating can be reupholstered, resprayed and reassembled, with the same or upgraded components. Desk tops can be replaced with different shapes. Desk frames can resprayed and made into different configurations. Screens can be resized and reupholstered, filing cabinets can be resprayed and repaired – the opportunities are endless!