Rules for using Warp It

How to contribute or claim resources

The Reuse@Leeds system (powered by the Warp It platform) has been developed to make the transfer of resources between owners simple and easy. Both Reuse@Leeds and Warp It are systems that have been developed after 10 years in the furniture and equipment reuse sector. As such, there are often some issues inherent in transferring equipment, which can be avoided with some straightforward guidance.

To make sure the transfers of ownership are efficient legal and safe, the following guidelines should be followed.  In the future, we hope to facilitate reuse outside of the University as well and for that, a Transfer of Ownership form will need to be completed.  Please also see the Terms and Conditions.

Contributing resources

The contributing party should describe items as accurately as possible. The upload form has been designed to make this process as easy as possible. Where you see a [?] hover over it for guidance.

For example, the correct dimensions are essential to ensure the efficient reuse of the item. If a desk is transferred and the size is wrong, then the whole process becomes a waste of time and resources.

The contributor assigns ownership of the donated goods to the claimant. The contributor makes no warranty or representation of any kind, either expressed or implied including (without limitation) any warranty of merchantability or fitness for purpose in relation to the receipt or use of the donated goods.  However, it is expected that condition is described as accurately as possible to avoid any problems.

Claiming Resources

When claiming items, the claimant takes responsibility for the ownership of the item. It is recommend in all cases that claimants make an appointment to view the products of interest before committing to ownership. It is important that claimants satisfy themselves that the products meet with their approval. 

Second hand equipment is not covered by manufacturers guarantees.

The Claimant must acknowledge and agrees that:
a) The donated goods will be for the use of the claimant only;
b) The claimant must ensure that the donated goods are safe and fit for their purpose.
c) The claimant accepts the donated goods entirely at its own risk and the contributor is not responsible for any injury or harm resulting from the use of donated goods.
d) The claimant indemnifies, releases and holds the contributor harmless from and against all claims, damages, loss, expense and liability, both direct and indirect, of whatsoever nature arising from or in connection with the donated goods.

What our customers are saying

It's a great way to reuse useful gear, especially within an organisation!

Anon, University College London

A good informative website, keeping us regularly updated with equipment for recycling!


I love all types of recycling and upcycling - this is a great platform and reduces overall waste to landfill!

Anon, Aston University