UQ WARPit is an online resource sharing tool which allows UQ staff to post unwanted items for donation or claim items for work purposes.

WARPit avoids unnecessary purchases while helping to avoid throwing away functional items that are no longer needed.

By using the site you are helping to save money, reduce waste and optimise property utilisation.

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!

All items on WARPit are free; however, the transporting of claimed furniture items may incur removal costs.

Suitable items for reuse through WARPit

WARPit allows for the reuse and recycling of surplus or redundant resources. These could include:
• Furniture
• Unused stationery
• Office supplies/ equipment*
• Printer consumables
• Lab equipment*

Please do not advertise items that are broken as they are not suitable for reuse.

Using WARPit

To use WARPit, press the green ‘register’ button on the UQ WARPit home page.

Once you have obtained approval from your nominated Financial Delegate, you will receive an authorisation email. You are then good to go!

For a step-by-step guide on how to use the portal, please see our WARPit User GuideWARPit FAQ, Rules for using WARPit and WARPit Loan Guidelines.

If unwanted with the University (by the expiry date set by the staff member), the item will be offered to charities subscribed to WARPit, or moved to storage within UQ where available.

Loaning items on WARPit

As well as one-way donations, the WARPit system also facilitates loaning or renting items. The loan feature can be used for items that are common to offices but used infrequently, such as laminators, binders or fans, or for high-value, low-use equipment such as marquees, folding tables or laboratory kits. To use WARPit's loan feature, refer to the WARPit User Guide and WARPit Loan Guidelines.

More resources

Watch this video for a step-by-step demonstration: YouTube WARPit Guide

Check out the WARPit home page for more information.

For questions about how WARPit works at UQ, email sustainability@uq.edu.au

*The claimant is responsible for ensuring all electrical equipment is electrically safe. Refer to the Guideline for Purchase and Acquisition of Electrical Equipment at UQ.

If scientific equipment is in a hazardous area (PC2 Laboratories, Animal Houses, Chemical Store, Glasshouses, Quarantine, Insectaries and Aquaria facilities, and Radiation or Constant Temperature rooms), decontamination must be undertaken and a PF306 Hazards in Laboratories form form completed by the contributing party before the equipment is uploaded.