About the Disposition category

Disposition refers to the process we take to remove items from the space. Disposition is for items/tools that have either been donated, were brought to the space not using proper procedure, or hosted tools that no longer meet the needs of the membership.

For items with known owners, the owner will be contacted and given 30 days to retrieve their items. After 30 days, any items that their owners have not made arrangements for or for items that do not have an owner can be claimed by other members or recycled.

To claim an item, first check whether it is available in this Google Doc, then use the number associated with the item to fill out this form requesting it. Filling out the form to request an item, does not guarantee you the item. Please wait until you are told the item is yours to take before removing the item from the space.

Cleaning out the space gives us room to reorganize and add new spaces and equipment. Check out what we are aiming to add this year in our GoFundMe [here](https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/growing-austins-creative-maker-community).

It disturbs me me that the red and blue table that was offered here almost got put into the dumpster. If I may, I would like to suggest that it is a mistake to place anything of value directly into the dumpster. It is fine to offer surplus items to members, but if no one takes them, why withhold offering useful items to the general public? It is very easy to give away just about anything of value with Craigslist in the “Free” category under “For Sale”.

Postings in that category are often given away by leaving the item at the curb and indicating that the first person who gets there can have the item, so it is not necessary to make an appointment or interact with the person who picks it up. In this case you could probably leave items in the parking lot next to the front door or perhaps next to the dumpster.

Hey Lloyd,

We talked about this table when you came up to the space to take books. No one seems to be interested in taking this table and we’ve given plenty of time for someone to do something with it. If a volunteer has the bandwidth to deal with Craigslist or Buy Nothing, that’s great, but so far no one has for free items like this. We absolutely cannot leave anything like this outside at the space. Every time this has happened, our landlord has dinged us on it.