I've seen both sides of the coin when it comes to "employee giveaways" of product, obsolete items, old office furniture or remnants: Option 1) Do a controlled giveaway for designated items... either for free, or allow "bidding" on more valuable items. It always seems that in a plant of hundreds or thousands of people, someone can always find a use for something. OR Option 2) If it is an item which can't be easily donated, it seems some companies would just as soon dumpster it and avoid the trouble of opening it up to a give away. The usual story tends to be that a company will have no problem doing giveaways for these items, and they work to a point... but then there is that "bad experience" that happens at some point and leads to management ending it. Whether some sort of a liability issue or the wrong items being given away, it seems that as time marches on, SOMETHING happens. So, right now, in my case, we give away those items to employees on a first come, first served basis. It might be a few cases of obsolete product, etc and we will split the cases to allow more people to benefit. We haven't had the "bad experience"... everyone is happy so far (20+ years). For those who do have company giveaways for obsolete or non-donatable items, how has your program been set up, and have you had any issues?