WARPIt Reuse Scheme

WARPit is a web-based system which allows University staff to offer unwanted but useable items or claim items from other parts of the University.

WARPit helps your department or college to:

  • save money
    • reduce purchasing costs
    • reduce disposal costs
    • use resources more efficiently
  • re-use surplus or redundant resources
  • reduce waste production and therefore environmental impact

There are often more than 100 items on the system, including:

  • office furniture
  • office equipment
  • stationery
  • accessories
  • furniture and storage
  • printer consumables
  • and even plants and laboratory equipment

Using WARPit is a good way to cut disposal costs as well as environmental impact. The benefit to the University is that WARPit enables monitoring and reporting of the amount of material that is reused, including equivalent carbon and financial savings figures.

Using WARPit

Before you buy a new item, it is worth seeing if WARPit has what you need by browsing the site or creating a wish list.

Before you pay to dispose of something you no longer need, advertise it on WARPit. If you are relocating, refurbishing, refreshing or just in need of a spring clean, WARPit can help.

The system has already saved the University more than £100,000, and the amount increases weekly. 

Sign up to WARPit

Any staff member can register but they must follow the guidance on WARPit and ensure appropriate permissions are in place.

To register for the scheme, please sign up here. For more information or to take a virtual tour, visit the WARPit website.

Once your account is activated, you can start to use the University of Oxford account to:

  • Search the database for items
  • Add an item
  • Claim an item
  • Create a wish list to be notified of future items added that are of interest to you.

Promoting WARPit

Departments are encouraged to promote WARPit to all staff. The more staff use the system, the more successful it will become and the more the department can save.

To help you communicate about the scheme there are posters, email footers, and email templates available on the Environmental Sustainability at Oxford SharePoint page.

NOTES: The scheme is administrated by the Environmental Sustainability team and is open to all departments and colleges throughout the University. WARPit may only be used for collegiate University property and is not for personal use. See the website for full terms and conditions.