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WARPit is an online portal which makes it easy for University staff to share surplus items (furniture, office consumables etc.) with other individuals on campus. Many unwanted items are often thrown out, however, WARPit makes transfer of ownership quick and easy. If you have an item you no longer require, please advertise it on WARPit. Or, if you are looking for an item, please check WARPit before you buy new!

What is WARPit?

WARPit is an equipment/furniture/resource reuse and management system, designed to make it easy for employees to give surplus work items to other individuals within the University. The system includes listings for reusable furniture, fixtures and fittings, office consumables (stationary and ink jet cartridges) and electronic equipment that is no longer needed but still may be useful elsewhere in the University.

Why is WARPit useful?

WARPit helps to limit the amount of waste the University sends to landfill and reduce both our disposal costs and our carbon footprint. Re-using furniture and office supplies saves money spent on purchasing new equipment and helps to free-up the space occupied by unused equipment. Each transaction is monitored and every participant is registered, which meant hat waste disposal obligations and legal liability concerns are met. WARPit also provided detailed up-to-date information on both the environmental benefits and financial savings generated.

How to start using WARPit? 

Before you are able to use WARPit, either for redistribution or acquisition of an item, it is important that you have the permission of your Line Manager.

The first step is to visit the University of Glasgow’s WARPit site and register.

Secondly, once you have a login you are able to search for items or build yourself a wish list.

Using WARPit is as simple as that, but for more useful tips see the links below:

WARPIT: Deliveries and Charges

You can request to have your claimed its items to be delivered via Estates & Buildings helpdesk, the costs for delivery around campus are as follows:

Job Request Charge
Deliver 1-2 items among campus buildings £10
Deliver 3-5 items among campus buildings £30
Deliver 6-10 items among campus buildings £50

The University also hold some WARPit items offsite, the costs for delivery and pick up from Govan are as follows:

Job Request Charge
Deliver 1-2 items to Govan £20
Deliver 3-5 items to Govan £60
Deliver 6-10 items to Govan £100
Pick up 1-2 items from Govan £10
Pick up 3-5 items from Govan £30
Pick up 6-10 items from Govan £50

Deliveries are made via a social enterprise, DNDP.

Alternatively, you can collect the items yourself at no cost.