As much as you might want to hold onto your old couch from college or that dining chair with a missing leg, sometimes it’s best just to let go and move on.
Although it may be tempting to dump your old furniture at a landfill, there are better ways of getting rid of your items. Each year, over 12 million tons of furniture and furnishings are thrown out, and only a small percentage is recycled. But your once beloved possessions don’t have to go to waste. Most furnishings can be easily recycled, especially if they’re made out of wood, textiles, metal, and most plastic.
So whether you’re moving to a new home, or are in the middle of spring cleaning your garage, here are three ways you can recycle old furniture:
Take your Furniture to a recycling center
The most obvious way is to get rid of your furniture is to take your old furniture to your local recycling center. Most cities in America will have a designated recycling facility available for you to drop off trash and bulk items. Before taking your furniture to be recycled, make sure to check if the materials are recyclable and can be accepted at a recycling center near you.
Donate usable furniture to a local thrift store
As we like to say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. So if your piece of furniture is still in pretty good shape, why not pass it on to someone who’ll love it as much as you did? First, do a quick research of local thrift stores, like a Goodwill or shelters in your area. Again, we recommend calling ahead to make sure that they accept furniture and that your donation is up to their selling standard.
Hire a eco-friendly disposable company – like ours!
The best and most reliable option for recycling your old furniture is to hire a professional trash service. Services (like ours!) offer you a quick and easy way to recycle your old furniture, so you don’t have make the journey yourself. We’ll collect your item whenever it is convenient for you and drop it off either at a donation center or a recycling facility, depending on the condition.
As a junk removal service, we are committed to providing eco-friendly solutions that will help make this planet a better place. To book our furniture collection, call us on 888-Junk-Aid. To learn more about our other collection services, visit our website by clicking here.