You probably and hopefully already recycle many common household items such as plastic, glass bottles, cans, and paper. But, did you know that most of the household furniture or office furniture can be recycled as well? There are innumerable ways to recycle old furniture.
If you want to get rid of old furniture trash in bulk, the following ways are to be considered:
• Rent a Dumpster:
You can throw bed frames, chairs, desks, dressers, and tables in a dumpster together for convenient disposal. With a waste management equipment supplier, you can:
- Toss unwanted items at your pace
- Dispose of multiple bulky items
- Know the payment upfront
• Hire a Junk Removal Service:
You can contact a junk removal company if you need to throw a few items and they are too heavy for you to lift. They will come and remove the items from your home. The process generally involves varied prices for items, prior sorting of items, and team members from the junk removal service entering your home.
Here is a rundown of several ways you can deal with old furniture if you’re not dealing with a bulk situation:
- Sell It
If your furniture is clean, usable, and in working condition, you can hold a garage sale, add your furniture to a neighborhood yard sale or connect with your local resell store. You can also list your furniture with an online service –
- Facebook Marketplace
Please remember that Furniture Works sells furniture on consignment (and sometimes buys furniture outright). It is a great way to sell your furniture without any work.
- Donate It
If you don’t need your old furniture, give it to someone in need in good condition or donate it to charity. There are several large organizations, local shelters, or furniture banks you can contact or drop it off at their location –
- Free cycle
- Donation Town
- The Salvation Army
- Habitat for Humanity
- Furniture Bank Network
- Vietnam Veterans of America
- Repurpose It
There are some very creative ways you can repurpose your old furniture and make it look very stylish and chic.
- Use a ladder to hang towels in the bathroom
- Clean and repaint your old door as the headboard for your bed
- Reuse a wooden packing crate as a side table to stack magazines
- Use an old trunk as a coffee table, bedside table or a side table, or a unique display piece
- Use wooden pallets to elevate your mattress
- Recycle It
If your furniture is made out of wood or metal or any other material that can be recycled, you can take it to a recycling facility in your area. Recycling will help in reducing the number of items sent to landfill every year significantly.
- Toss Curbside
This is a very convenient option for residential areas. You will need to research local regulations and consider possible restrictions such as –
- If there are any extra fees for furniture pick up
- Rules for wrapping furniture that is upholstered in plastic
- Number of items left on the curbside
Finding out how exactly to dispose of your old furniture can sometimes be a challenge and depends on the condition of your furniture and local regulations.
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Author Bio: Erich Lawson is passionate about saving the environment through effective recycling techniques and modern innovations. He works with Compactor Management Company and writes on a variety of topics related to recycling, including tips and advice on how balers, compactors and shredders can be used to reduce industrial waste. He loves helping businesses understand how to lower their monthly garbage bills and increase revenue from recycling