How to Properly Dispose of Old Furniture

Old furniture can quickly become an eyesore or an obstacle in your home, especially if you have purchased new furniture or do not have much space. While you may be tempted to remove your furniture and place it in a dumpster or leave it on the side of the road, neither of these methods are effective or environmentally friendly. As a leading provider of junk removal services and bin rentals, the team at Onestop Disposal knows how important proper junk disposal is for every type of item. That is why we have provided some information to demonstrate how to properly dispose of furniture and avoid potential fees or environmental damage.

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4 Ways to Dispose of Old Furniture

If you need to dispose of an old couch, table, or other piece of furniture, consider the following methods:

1. Donate

If your old furniture is still in good condition and can be used by someone else, it would be a waste to throw it away. There are many non-profit organizations and thrift stores that may be able to take your old furniture and give it to a person or family in need. While some organizations require your items to be dropped off, others can coordinate pickup to allow for an easy donation process. By donating your old furniture, you can clear out space in your home while giving an individual or family the items they need for their home.

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2. Sell

With online marketplaces, it has never been easier to sell your unwanted or old items. Create a listing for your furniture and price it based on similar items. This will allow you to make some money for your old furniture while giving each item a new home. This method can also be effectively used to give your item(s) away for free, making it well worth your time.

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3. Recycle/Repurpose

Items such as tables, chairs, couches, and stools are all constructed with valuable materials like fabric, wood, and metal. Most of these materials can be recycled or repurposed for the construction of new items, so it is always worth recycling furniture if you cannot sell it or donate it. For example, you may have a couch that is no longer usable due to dirt or mould. While the fabric cannot be reused or recycled, the wood or metal within the frame likely can.

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4. Dumpster Bin/Junk Removal

If you have several old furniture items that are not in usable condition, it may be worth contacting a junk removal company or renting a dumpster bin to dispose of these items. By choosing either method, you can quickly remove all unwanted items from your home while ensuring that they are disposed of in a responsible manner.

To learn more about our selection of bin rentals or to inquire about our junk removal services, get in touch with the team at Onestop Disposal. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.