It might be one of the most frustrating pieces of technology ever to grace your office. The office printer is temperamental, it’s frustrating, and a constant inconvenience. If it isn’t begging for fresh ink, it’s insisting there’s a paper jam that definitely doesn’t exist. But, we would be lost without them. Even the smallest offices rely on printers daily. So, what do you do with an office printer that has had its day?
Why Clearing Old Office Rubbish Benefits The Office
Keeping your office space clean isn’t just a box-ticking exercise, it’s an important part of office life.
First things first, a clean office gives your clients a good impression. The cleanliness of your office communicates to clients what type of business you are, and organisation is key. It is also a useful way to boost your team’s productivity. When the office is tidy and decluttered, everyone can find what they need when they need it. And overall cleanliness creates a more positive environment. A clean environment will keep them happy and happier employees are more productive.
A clean and tidy office also has a healthy and safety benefit. Keeping the place clean reduces the presence of germs and bacteria that contribute to employee sickness. A clean office environment is an organised work environment, which benefits everyone. And with fewer obstacles cluttering the office, there’s a clear path to escape in the event of an emergency. Slips, trips, and falls are also less likely when there aren’t hazards littering the floor.
What To Do With Old Printers
An office printer typically lasts for around five years. It’s an expensive investment, which is why many businesses will hold onto their office printer for much longer. As tempting as it is to hold onto an expensive appliance, by year five, you are paying more for repairs, parts, and lost time when the printer can’t keep up with the needs of the business. You would want a longer life for an expensive item, but that isn’t the reality. And whether you realise it or not, the team will have done more damage by addressing those paper jams the wrong way. The owner’s manual details how to handle a paper jam, but nobody is interested in digging it out once an hour every day.
So, when you are ready to give up your old printer and upgrade to a shiny new one, what are you supposed to do with the old one? The best course of action is to call a rubbish removal company. It’s impossible to dispose of any printer appliance or piece of equipment properly. Office printers in particular contain chemicals that can damage both human health and the environment. So, office printers must be disposed of correctly.
Can They Be Recycled?
Office printers of all sizes can be recycled. When you use a Sydney rubbish removal company to uplift yours, they will deliver it to the correct recycling centre where it will be stripped down and sorted into various recyclable products.
If by some miracle, your office printer is functional, you could donate it to a charity, or a small business, or post it on a local social media page to give away (or sell if it’s on the newer end).
Since you’re already ditching the printer, now might be the perfect time to take a deeper look at what else is lurking in the office. Make this a grand clear-out and remove old, broken furniture, other broken technology, rundown cabinets, old folders, and whatever else might be busy collecting dust. You might be surprised by what you come across when you start unlocking storerooms and cupboards around the office building.
A professional rubbish removal team will do the heavy lifting, lug all of your old rubbish from the office right into the van, and whisk it away to the appropriate disposal site.
How Cheapest Load of Rubbish Can Help
We take pride in what we do and we aim to recycle at least 80% of what we uplift. We are community-minded and keep the environment in mind in everything we do, so whatever rubbish you need to be removed, we will do it quickly and efficiently, and recycle as much as we possibly can.
If you need office rubbish removal in Sydney, Cheapest Load of Rubbish can help. Not only do we handle office clear-outs and appliance uplifts, but we can also assist with builder’s waste, commercial and residential waste removal, mattresses, junk, and more. If it’s rubbish, we will remove it! Simply get in touch with our team and book a no-obligation, free quote. We will send a team out to assess your rubbish and provide you with a quote. If you are happy to proceed, we can schedule the uplift or even take it away on the spot.