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What To Do With Old Office Chairs

Eventually, most office chairs will need to be replaced at some point during their lives, especially if they were inexpensive and cheaply made. If you operate an intensive-use setting, such as a call center or security room, your chairs likely get even more wear and tear. That’s why it's important to invest in high-quality, heavy-duty office seating from the start.


If it's time to upgrade your office chairs, your shiny new seats will surely look and feel great in your office space, but what do you do with the chairs you'll no longer be using? No matter if you're simply upgrading your existing furniture — or the chairs you have now have seen better days — here are some office chair disposal ideas if you're wondering what to do with old furniture.


1. Donate

If your existing office chairs are still in decent shape, somebody can use them. Donate old office furniture to a company or person who can use it, so it gets the longest life possible.

  • Employees: Offer your employees the old office chairs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Many people could find a use for them in their personal at-home offices. They might even use them for patio furniture, extra seating in their living rooms, or dining room chairs if they're short on seating options. Your craftier staff members might even find ways to reupholster them with interesting fabrics and designs that bring life to your old office chairs.
  • Nextdoor: Nextdoor is a social media site that operates similarly to Facebook, but it puts you directly in contact with your neighboring community. People are always buying, selling and donating furniture on this site, which makes it ideal for office furniture disposal. Small, local startups with limited budgets will likely jump at the chance to get your old office chairs for free.
  • Nonprofits: Some nonprofits may take your old office furniture and use it for themselves or sell it for a small profit. Be sure to call first, though, because office furniture isn't always accepted.

2. Recycle

Depending on the material from which your old office chairs are constructed, many of the parts can probably be recycled.

  • Metal can be crushed, bailed and sent to be repurposed.
  • Plastic can also be repurposed much of the time.
  • Wood is often made into mulch. Compressed wood can be mulched and used as landfill cover.

Benefits of Expensive Office Chairs

It really does pay to invest in expensive office chairs. Concept Seating's office furniture is:

  • Made from high-quality materials that are meant to last, even in settings where employees sit for hours at a time
  • Ergonomically designed, ensuring the healthiest-possible seating arrangements for you and your employees
  • Tested for higher standards of strength and reliability
  • Meant to keep your employees alert, comfortable and pain-free

Concept Seating is your place for high-quality, ergonomically designed chairs that are specifically created for 24-hour, intensive settings. Learn about our intensive seating expertise, and reach out to us if you have any questions!