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

Warp-it 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 Warp-it. Or, if you are looking for an item, please check Warpit before you buy new!

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

Suitable items for reuse through Warp-it

Warp-it 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 Warp-it

To use Warp-it, press the green ‘register’ button on the UQ Warp-it 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 Warp-it User GuideWarp-it FAQ, and Rules for using Warp-it.

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

Loaning items on Warp-it

As well as one-way donations, the Warp-it 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 Warp-it's loan feature, refer to the Warp-it User Guide and Rules for using Warp-it.

Moving  furniture

All items on Warp-it are free; however, transporting claimed furniture items may incur removal costs. 

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More resources

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

Check out the Warp-it home page for more information.

For questions about how Warp-it 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.