No one likes moving furniture. And no one ever likes having to get rid of large furniture themselves. This is especially true for couch disposal.
Couches, or sofas, are inherently large, bulky, and often quite heavy. It certainly is not a simple task nor a one-person job.
According to the Home of Cozy website, the average weight of a sofa is anywhere between 280 to 350 pounds. Suffice it to say that the average homeowner or renter would be hard-pressed to lift that much weight alone.
Never mind getting it out of the house, onto the curb, and into the back of a truck.
Which brings up a good point: because of the size of couches and sofas, it is highly unlikely that it is possible to get one in the back of a typical automobile. Not even an SUV probably. No, this is a job for a truck.
But what if you don't have one?
Then you will need to borrow one, rent one, or figure out some other way to take care of your couch disposal task.
Thinking About Proper Couch Disposal
Of course, you can't just dispose of that old couch just anywhere.
Yes, we know people routinely dump their old furniture on the side of backroads, in empty lots and fields, and - sometimes - even in parking lots of second-hand shops.
Don't be that person.
First of all, it is most likely illegal regardless of where you live and, secondly, it's not cool. No one wants to see old, broken down couches, recliners, or mattresses lying abandoned in their own neighborhood.
Not only is it unsightly, but it can be a safety hazard.
In fact, there can be a direct link between accumulating debris and junk outdoors in populated areas and an increase in crime.
If your old couch is in good condition, clean, and usable, then your disposal options can include selling or donating it. While selling it may bring you a few dollars, donating it can be easier, faster, and benefit someone in need.
But you may be asking, "What if it's not nice enough to even give away?"
No worries! There is an easy couch disposal solution that works for anyone.
Take My Couch... Please!
Henny Youngman may have been best known for his hallmark one-liner, but the sentiment applies here.
Finding someone who is willing and able to take your old couch without dinging up the walls of your home or charging you an arm and a leg for the service is important. Which means that not just any junk removal guy will do.
Sure, you can certainly find some guy with a truck willing to do the job, but choosing that option may end up costing you more than you hoped to save.
Better to use a firm that is not only professional, reliable, and insured, but one that specializes in residential junk removal, like Junk King. In addition to knowing all the "ins-and-outs" of junk removal and disposal, Junk King is also the only truly nationally recognized "green" junk removal firm.
And this is important because that ugly, old, unwanted couch you need to dispose of doesn't have to be destined for a landfill.
Believe it or not, most of the materials that your couch is made from are recyclable. This requires that the furniture be dismantled, but once this is done all the steel, wood, plastics, and even most fabrics can be recycled.
The only portion of a couch that is problematic for recycling purposes is often the foam padding of the cushions. As we've noted elsewhere on our site,
"These are usually difficult to recycle and the material is often toxic. Fortunately, you can often recycle the cushions if they are made of polyurethane foam and you can find a commercial source for recycling. Unfortunately, many municipal recycling facilities do not take foam materials."
The bottom line here is that your old couch can still find a new life even if it can't be sold or given away to a local non-profit.
Time For Old Couch Disposal? Give Us a Call!
Once you decide to hire someone to come and take away that old coach for you, the next step is to decide which firm is the right one for the job.
Keep in mind that many junk removal companies charge by weight, which means your load may be costly. At Junk King, however, we only charge by the amount of space your junk items take up in our truck.
Which is just another reason why Junk King really is the couch disposal firm of choice.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of all your junk when you're prepping your home for sale.
Whether you need our services for just one, big couch - or for several pieces of old, large and unwanted furniture pieces, our hauling professionals will ensure that it's all quickly out of your way so that you can get on with your life.
Our teams specialize in residential trash and junk removal. We can be at your house or apartment in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service.
If you have questions about what we can do for you, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).