Reuse Programs for Surplus Equipment, Furniture, Medical & Office Supplies John Leigh DHMC Recycling & Waste Programs Coor...
Design programs that <ul><li>Run themselves or require minimal coordination  </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid warehousing </li></ul...
Options for Furniture  & Office Equipment <ul><li>Email bulletin board: “Trading Post” </li></ul><ul><li>Triage site (reus...
Trading Post
Receipt of bulletins as e-mails
Can review postings anytime
Triage site
Determining disposition
Donation
Donation options <ul><li>Affiliate or local hospitals & clinics (group email to materiel managers) </li></ul><ul><li>Local...
Office Supplies <ul><li>Room devoted to reuse of supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Widely distribute  Office Clean Out Tips  </li...
REDU  room <ul><li>Drop off or pick up items </li></ul><ul><li>Self-monitored </li></ul><ul><li>Open 24/7 </li></ul><ul><l...
Medical Supplies & Equipment <ul><li>Marked boxes on pallets: Donation to organizations that consolidate materials and coo...
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  1. 1. Reuse Programs for Surplus Equipment, Furniture, Medical & Office Supplies John Leigh DHMC Recycling & Waste Programs Coordinator Lebanon, New Hampshire 603-650-7719 [email_address]
  2. 2. Design programs that <ul><li>Run themselves or require minimal coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid warehousing </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize internal handling </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on recipients to transport </li></ul><ul><li>Turn material over quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Work with what resources you have </li></ul>
  3. 3. Options for Furniture & Office Equipment <ul><li>Email bulletin board: “Trading Post” </li></ul><ul><li>Triage site (reuse, donate, recycle) </li></ul><ul><li>Various donation outlets </li></ul>
  4. 4. Trading Post
  5. 5. Receipt of bulletins as e-mails
  6. 6. Can review postings anytime
  7. 7. Triage site
  8. 8. Determining disposition
  9. 9. Donation
  10. 10. Donation options <ul><li>Affiliate or local hospitals & clinics (group email to materiel managers) </li></ul><ul><li>Local schools (ditto) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff ( For Free signs on items near exit) </li></ul><ul><li>Regional materials exchanges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(WasteCap, Craigslist.com, Freecycle.org, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Office Supplies <ul><li>Room devoted to reuse of supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Widely distribute Office Clean Out Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic bulletin board - great for larger amounts of one item (e.g., box of binders), items of greater value (e.g., unused toner cartridges) </li></ul>
  12. 12. REDU room <ul><li>Drop off or pick up items </li></ul><ul><li>Self-monitored </li></ul><ul><li>Open 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Doubles as a recycling satellite collection point (toners, bulbs, batteries) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Medical Supplies & Equipment <ul><li>Marked boxes on pallets: Donation to organizations that consolidate materials and coordinate with charities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northeast examples: Int’l. Medical Equipment Collaborative, American Medical Resources Foundation, Institution Recycling Network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cherry picking of boxes: Individual staff embarking on medical missions, carrying supplies in luggage </li></ul>

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