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How do I know what Used Furniture & Office Supplies are available?

The Hop Reuse Hub has a large selection of desks, bookcases, chairs, credenzas, filing cabinets, tables, white board, bulletin boards, and other office supplies. Our inventory of used furniture and office supplies changes frequently, so to best meet our customer’s needs we’ve created 2 ways of viewing our inventory:

  1. You can leisurely view the inventory online here. If you are interested in an item, please contact the Recycling Coordinator and include the item’s SKU #.
  2. You can contact the Recycling Coordinator to schedule an in person visit to our inventory warehouse.

Whether you choose to view online or in person, please consider the dimensions of the item you are looking for as well as your color/finish and material preferences.

Is this program free?

The mission of the Used Furniture and Office Supplies component of the Hop Reuse Hub is to help the university save money and reduce waste by reusing and recycling previously unwanted furniture and supplies removed from university offices. In order to achieve this, we take in furniture (that would otherwise be headed for the landfill or incinerator) from offices and sell it back to other departments for a low fee. These fees are charged in order to help recover our costs and ensure that we can continue to successfully achieve our mission. Furniture in our program is offered at a significantly reduced price and provides remarkable cost-savings over purchasing new. Please contact the Recycling Coordinator for specific pricing information.

How do I order furniture & office supplies?

 When you are ready to place your order, please complete a Recycling Request Form and select, “Furniture Payment.” In the “Notes” section list the items you are requesting. The Recycling Coordinator will contact you within 2 business days of receiving your completed Form.

Can you deliver the furniture & office supplies?

If your order is of manageable size (typically less than 200 pounds and requiring under 2 hours of work to move) we can provide for delivery to the Homewood campus. Otherwise, you will have to hire an outside mover to have furniture delivered. Below is a list of preferred local companies who are familiar with our program and can provide moving services:

If you are using an outside mover you will still need to process your payment via the recycling request form using your department's Cost Center, Internal Order, or WBS and Fund number. If you do not have this information available, please contact the person responsible for your department''s financial oversight.

Can you set up the furniture for me?

Almost all of the furniture we sell will not require assembly. However some larger pieces (L-shaped desks, for example) are often separated into multiple pieces by their previous owners in order to fit through doorways. Due to very limited staffing, we are unable to set up or assemble furniture. Where assembly is required, it usually involves no more than turning a few screws. However, if you require assistance you may contact the Carpentry Shop.

My office has unused furniture and office supplies. How do I get rid of these?

You can submit a request for furniture and office supply removal. Manageable quantities of furniture will be picked up by Homewood Recycling for free. If you have large items, very heavy items, or a large quantity of pieces, you will need to hire an outside moving company (see “Can you deliver furniture and office supplies?” for hauler recommendations) . When you submit a furniture removal request, please include photographs of the items and a brief description so that we may advise you on the best way to proceed.

What items are not acceptable as part of the Hop Reuse Hub?

Lighting, refrigerators, scrap metal, and electronics are not acceptable. All of these materials, except lighting, can be picked up by Homewood Recycling using the recycling request form on this website. Collection of lighting should be directed to the Electric Shop using the service request form. 

What if I purchase items and decide I do not want them once they get to my office?

We greatly encourage you to come see all pieces in person by scheduling a visit to our warehouse with the Recycling Coordinator. Once the order has been processed and delivered to your office, we are unable to provide a refund for your purchase. Unwanted items can be returned to the Keswick warehouse at the purchaser's expense.

My office is not on the Homewood Campus. Am I able to purchase furniture through this program?

We encourage you to first browse the surplus furniture available on your own campus first. See below for a list of campus furniture contacts. If you are unable to find pieces to suit your needs through their program, we are more than happy to serve you.

Johns Hopkins University
Facilities & Real Estate
3910 Keswick Rd. Suite N3100
Baltimore, MD 21211
443.997.5302 / 443.997.3737