Reuse Program for Generators

Generators are organizations large and small who want to put their reusable surplus to good use. IRN can handle most types of projects where furniture and equipment is being decommissioned or stored on a large scale.  A typical project involves filling one or more tractor trailers or ocean-going containers.

Who are Generators?

  • Colleges and Universities
  • K-12 Schools
  • Corporations
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Surplus Items for Reuse

  • Office, classroom, and lounge furnishings
  • Dormitory/residence hall furnishings
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical supplies and furnishings
  • And much more. If you can imagine someone using it, we can find someone to use it.

Advantages of the IRN Reuse Program

  • Cost - Reuse through IRN costs less than disposal.
  • Environment - Reuse diverts products from landfills and contributes toward LEED certification.
  • Community - Schools and communities benefit for years to come.
  • Publicity - IRN can provide press release, stories, or other publications about your reuse projects.

How does the IRN Reuse Program work?

IRN offers a simple, turnkey process, usually easier (and always safer) than managing crews to throw furnishings away, with huge environmental and social benefits, bottom line savings, and great publicity.  We work to come up with the options that best fit each situation in terms of schedule, budget, involvement of facility personnel, and interaction with other operations.

  • Location
  • Schedule
  • Material composition and quantity
  • Where and how material is stored and installed
  • Basic logistics information
  • Labor availability and qualifications

A site visit is typical on larger projects, to review site layout, develop a detailed inventory, assess access, elevators, and stairwells, contact moving firms if needed, and meet onsite project managers.

The inventory is what we offer to our charitable partners, so it’s important that it be accurate. Pictures are a huge plus.

The proposal defines the exact scope of the project and responsibilities of all parties. Included is a detailed budget, proposed on a not-to-exceed basis; you know your maximum cost, and reap the benefit if we come in below the budget.

At this point, we will have offered the project to our network of nonprofit partners, and will have made at least a preliminary match with a recipient. When we submit a proposal, that’s our commitment that we can find a partner who will reuse your surplus.

When the proposal is signed, we reconfirm start date and time, project duration, and logistics details (access to buildings, keys, local and emergency contacts, etc.). We schedule moving crews and confirm crew size. And we schedule the trailers or shipping containers that will take the surplus away.

This is a handbook for everyone involved. It includes floorplans, a project summary, inventory, IRN and local contacts, troubleshooting procedures; information to answer to the many questions that can come up and have to be answered on the fly. It’s prepared for most large projects, and nearly all projects where we haven’t worked before.

IRN offers on-site project management on moving days to ensure optimum loading, inventory accuracy and quality, and to make sure logistics run smoothly.

We have a nearly 100% track record for completing projects on schedule and within budget. With hundreds of projects under our belts, it’s a track record we’re proud of.

This documents the quantity and composition of material removed, its disposition (percent to reuse and recycling), and ultimate destination.

Reuse is a fantastic story. We can help prepare press releases or stories for local press, company or campus websites or publications.


Getting Started

Do you have an upcoming project where there will be surplus furniture or equipment? Get started as an IRN generator by telling us more about your projects and organization in our request information form.request information