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Donating Furniture and Equipment

Policy

The purpose of this policy is to make sure schools are aware of the opportunities to donate unwanted school furniture and equipment, including playground equipment, thereby reducing waste sent to landfill.

Summary

  • Schools are encouraged to donate unwanted furniture and equipment to other local government schools or to schools in developing countries. This includes the donation of unwanted playground equipment to schools in developing countries
  • Donation is often the most practical and cost-effective way of disposing of unwanted assets, such as playground equipment, and reducing landfill.
  • The Department’s Donating Furniture and Equipment Initiative (refer to the Guidance tab) helps to connect schools with voluntary organisations that can recycle unwanted furniture and playground equipment locally and overseas.
  • This policy falls within the 'Disposal' stage of the School Asset Lifecycle.

Details

Schools upgrading their assets should donate unwanted furniture and equipment to other local government schools or to schools in developing countries.

Donation can benefit neighbouring schools and the community, locally and overseas and is often the most practical and cost-effective way of disposing of unwanted assets. Donation also reduces landfill.

The Donating Furniture and Equipment Initiative (refer to the Guidance tab) assists schools to connect with voluntary organisations that can recycle unwanted furniture and equipment locally and overseas. This includes the donation of unwanted playground equipment to schools in developing countries.

Department policy outlining opportunities for schools to donate unwanted school furniture and equipment, including playground equipment, thereby reducing waste sent to landfill

Reviewed 23 June 2021

Policy last updated

24 June 2021

Scope

  • Schools

Contact

Victorian School Building Authority

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