McMaster University

McMaster University

Furniture Moves

Furniture Move & Bulk Disposal Guidelines

Internal Moves

An internal move pertains to any move from one MHC office to another for office moves, items to storage, disposal of furniture or bulk items. To hire an external move company, please call Ext. 22352. External Move rates are not covered under these guidelines. Please call for a quote.

Moves can only be requested by completing the Furniture Move / Disposal Request Form and emailing it to

When completing the McMaster Health Campus furniture removal form please be sure to include the following information:

  • Specific details on what is being moved (list items and quantities)
  • Indicate items that need disassembly/assembly
  • Label all items with office location being moved to and from / for disposal
  • Label all items for disposal
  • All items must be ready to be moved -filing cabinets and bookcases must be emptied, desk drawers emptied, everything boxed and labeled
  • Departmental chartfield string (account no.)

Due to a strict schedule, make certain that you are ready on move day. Movers will not remove/dispose of contents or pack for you. Please be respectful of the movers. If you require additional items to be moved not previously requested, you must submit a new request form.

Disposal of Furniture/Equipment/Bulk items


We are all responsible for proper waste disposal to reduce the financial and environmental impact to the University. We must comply with Ontario Fire Code requirements and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. For disposal of items, please complete the furniture move disposal request form and email it to:

Please allow one – two weeks’ notice. When planning a purge of your area or disposing of items, please plan ahead and do not leave items in hallways. This is against fire code and fines from the Fire Marshall may apply.

Building management will arrange for a quote should you wish to dispose of items. Please contact for a quote.

Computer Equipment

Do not leave computer equipment of any kind in hallways or corridor; it will not be picked up. Please refer to Sustainability at McMaster for pick up days.


All glass items for disposal must be rinsed out and placed in a card board box, labeled “glass” or “broken glass”. Request pick up by emailing the request form to Or place the properly labeled box in the nearest waste holding area.

Cardboard boxes

Please break down Cardboard boxes and place them in the loading dock/garbage room. However, if you have bulk delivery of items, you must ensure the company that delivers and unpacks the equipment takes away the packaging — including cardboard. Customer Support Services/Aramark does not take large pieces of cardboard.

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