San Francisco Department of the Environment

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.

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Submit items such as: 

  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Office furniture
  • Office supplies 


Used items in good condition will be posted to the online inventory for other city departments, schools, and non-profits to request and reuse. 

Broken or obselete items can be recycled; reach out to SF Environment for support.

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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