What to Do With Your Used Shelving
Sometimes, you need to rethink the design of your warehouse shelving in order to maximize the use of the available space. This means creating a new layout and installing new shelving and racking systems. In this case, what can you do with the used shelving?
Here are some options identified by warehouse services providers Preferred Equipment Company representatives:
- Recycle the Old Shelving
Warehouse shelves are usually made of metal. This is a valuable natural resource and should not be wasted. You can find recycling centers that will actually pay you for your used shelving (per kilogram of metal) and melt them.
The metal will be used to create other useful objects – maybe a new batch of shelving that other warehouse has just ordered.
- Sell the Used Shelving
Smaller businesses cannot afford brand new shelving for their store backroom or warehouse. They will be more than happy to take yours, if they are in fairly good condition, at a discount price.
This is a win-win situation both for your company and for a new entrepreneur who is just starting out in business.
- Repurpose the Shelving
Used shelving can be integrated in the new design of your warehouse racking. Or, you may find them useful repurposed as workbenches in your workshop or elsewhere in a production or storage facility.