Virtual Warehouse: Reuse City-Owned Surplus Items
- Zero Waste
- Toxics & Health
- Buildings & Environments
- Education & Equity
- Climate Change
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:
- Office furniture
- Office supplies
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.
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!
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.