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Virtual Warehouse: Reuse City-Owned Surplus Items

Reusing is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reach zero waste. Shop the Virtual Warehouse for free items before buying new. All surplus city-owned property must be submitted to the Virtual Warehouse, the City's online materials reuse system.

Submit items such as: 

  • Appliances
  • Electronics
    • Audio / Visual Equipment (projectors, projector parts), Fixures and converters
    • Cables, Cords
    • Computers, Computer parts, Keyboards, Wifi accessories, Routers, Storage., Computers
  • Office furniture
    • Chairs
    • Bookcases
    • Cubicle workstations
    • Desks
    • File cabinets
    • Office equipment
  • Office supplies 
    • Toner cartridges, Printers
    • Paper, Binders, binder clips
    • Hanging folders
    • Manila envelopes
    • Hole-punchers, tape dispensers, staplers
    • Montor stands

These items may be broken, obsolete or used items in good condition.

  • Used items in good condition will be posted to the online inventory for other city departments, schools, and non-profits to request and reuse. 
  • SF Environment will assist you in recycling broken or obselete items

  Visit the Virtual Warehouse!

About the Virtual Warehouse

Since 2004, the Virtual Warehouse has redistributed and recycled over 900 tons of city-owned furniture, supplies, and equipment worth over $6 million. Reusing through the Virtual Warehouse saves money on purchasing, disposal costs, and supports San Francisco’s zero waste goal!

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