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    Dismantling Instructions
    Dismantling Instructions

    Dismantling instruction for recycling (Workstations)

    These instructions apply to all workstation products.

    Dismantling
    Components need to be broken down by material content and separated appropriately in order to maximize
    recycling. Setup a well-lit work area with benches and all necessary tools. Power tools are required for most
    jobs but some simple hand tools can handle the smaller jobs. Screw and nut with the appropriate bits are
    the most frequently used.
    Materials can be identified by using the chart below. Bins and boxes will be needed for each material.

    Worksurfaces
    Laminate worksurfaces should have edge trim removed for recycling where possible. Locate the seam on
    the edging, pry out with straight screwdriver and peel off.

    Accessories
    Lighting and electrical accessories need further disassembly. Bulbs, ballasts and other electrical components
    must be separated for appropiate disposal. Wiring can be removed and recycled. Other accessories can be
    broken down and separated by material by removing visible fasteners.
    Pedestals, laterals and cabinets
    For steel cases, remove drawers by lifting up and out. Remove drawer fronts by removing attachment screws if
    fronts are different material. Remove any added handles. Remove slides (lift up and forward) and any small
    plastic parts from case interiors. Remove plastic casters from bottom of cases.
    For wood cases, remove drawers by lifting up and out. Remove drawer fronts by removing attachment screws
    if fronts are different material. Remove any added handles. Unscrew slides and other matal brackets and parts
    from case, including looks and levelers. Hinged doors are removed by unfastening hinges and removing
    hardware.

    Overhead Storage
    Removed doors by removing visible screws. Remove any added handles. Remove door mechanism and any
    brackets. With wood cabinets, dismantle any steel components. Steel cabinets do not usually need to be
    further broken down.

    Screens
    Once Mini screens are removed from furniture, screen material should be removed from its frame and
    hardware. Fabric screens should have the fabric removed by locating and edge and peeling off. Screens with
    glass in frames can be disassembled by removing screws and carefully sliding glass out. Once aluminum
    extrusions are identified, any cap at ends or corners should be removed by tapping sharply with hammer
    (press fit). Pray off and end caps, trim caps and separate materials. Accessory rails and whiteboard are
    handle in a similar manner.

    Trim and Connectors
    Panel trim is aluminium. Once aluminium extrusions are identified, any diecast caps at the ends should be
    removed by tapping sharply with a hammer (press fit). Metal clips should be removed and diecast corner caps
    identified for recycling

    Panel tiles
    Panel tiles should have the fabric removed by peeling off the edge from the back of the wood board. Plastic or
    metal clippings should be removed by tapping sharply with hammer. Glass tiles should be disassembled with
    care by snapping off top and bottom trims with a screwdriver and slide out the glass. Whiteboard material is

    Electrical Components
    Outlets connections must be unscrewed from panel tiles and removed. Plastic truckings and housing
    may be recycled once electrical components are removed. Outlets and connectors cannot generally
    be recycled. Wiring harnesses may be further disassembled to salvage the copper wire.
    Disconnect any metal fittings that are part of wire harnesses. Cut the wires close to the connectors.

    Packaging
    Cardboard, plastic padding and shrink wrap should all be broken down and retained for recycling.
    Dismantling instructions for recycling (chairs)

    Height Adjustment Cylinders
    A cylinder is secured to the mechanism and base by a press fit. To remove the cylinder, use a rubber
    mallet to separate the cylinder from each the base and mechanism, Recyle or dispose as per regulations
    applicable to your business region.

    Casters/Glides
    To remove the glides and casters, the user must simply pull the casters stem out of the base socket.

    Base
    Once the casters and cylinders have been removed from the base, no other dis-assembly is required.

    Armrest and Armcaps
    Armrests and caps can be broken down and separated by material by removing visible fasteners.

    Upholstery Assemblies
    Upholstery pans (plastic) can be removed by peeling away from the foam and separating from the fabric.
    Appropriate disposal is required for the foam. In some cases these parts may be disassembled with care
    By snapping off top and bottom pieces with a screwdriver. Fabric or mesh in all cases should be
    easily removed peeling off from the foam.

    Mechanisms
    The mechanism housing must be unscrewed from the chair. This mechanism can be broken down
    further with the appropriate tools, usually by means of screwdrivers and wrenches.
    Internal parts can be separated by material.
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