Getting rid of old furniture doesn't always mean taking it to the dump. Recycled furniture is a great option.
The reasons for old furniture removal can vary. Perhaps you've updated your living room or bedroom set. Maybe you had to simply replace some items that were broken or worn out. Or, as sometimes happens, a fire or flood has forced you to get rid of your old furniture.
Whatever the reason, the point here is that you have options when it comes to furniture disposal.
What To Do With Old Furniture
For many people, the easiest thing to do with their unwanted furniture is to haul it off to the nearest landfill. While this might seem like an easy and commonsense solution, it's not as easy as it sounds.
Consider your vehicles. Do you have a truck or a large van? If not, getting almost any piece of furniture into a car or station wagon is going to be difficult if not impossible. And, yes, you can borrow or even rent a truck, but now you have to convince someone to let you use their vehicle or pay for a rental.
Not only that, landfills are becoming harder to find, more selective about what can be dumped, and there are fees involved that can be quite high if you have a large amount of furniture.
Selling Your Old Furniture
This is always a great option if your items are still in good shape and usable. You can try having a yard sale, selling them online with places like Craigslist and eBay, or even a consignment shop. Whatever method you choose, this is a great way to make some money and extend the useful life of your old furniture.
Donating Your Old Furniture
Almost any piece of furniture can be donated either directly to a recipient or through a charitable organization that will find a home for it. And don't focus only on these organizations - there are schools, group homes, churches, private pre-schools and other groups that can use good chairs, tables or even beds.
Re-purposing Your Old Furniture
Maybe you really didn't want to get rid of your furniture item even though you had to replace it with something new. The good news is that you can reuse or re-purpose your well-loved items. In fact, a bit of creativity and imagination can turn just about any furniture piece into something new.
For example, you can refurbish old wooden chairs and use them as nightstands. Your old , sagging bookshelf can be transformed into a chic display case. And that worn-out couch can be re-covered and used in a garage or den or even on the back patio or deck with the right treatment.
Is Recycled Furniture Really a Thing?
That's a good question and the short answer is, "Yes!"
Depending on the type of furniture you have, most or all of it is recyclable. There are a few types of material, particularly in stuffed chairs and sofas, that might be considered hazardous material, but almost everything else can be recycled.
While recycled furniture is a great thing, there are a few things to keep in mind if you decide to go this route.
Recycling your old furniture doesn't mean you just throw it all into a truck and take it to a recycling center. Because most recycling service centers limit what items and types of furniture they will take you need to be clear on what you can recycle.
Also, since most furniture items are constructed with a variety of materials, most pieces like stuffed chairs, couches or mattresses will need to be dismantled first.
The good news is that many of the materials are easily recycled like plastics and most of the wood. However, there are other products such as certain foam padding materials that require special handling. Fortunately, all of the steel and aluminum parts can be used as scrap metal, while all the solid wood furniture can be readily recycled.
In fact, recycled furniture is more involved than recycled cans or bottles. So we've provided this cool information guide that highlights a number of statistics and useful information regarding recycled furniture along with some helpful tips for specific types of furniture recycling.
Recycling or re-purposing your old furniture is often determined by where you live and what pieces of furniture you have. Some locations don't have easy access to full-service recycling centers and and you may decide to re-purpose and re-use your items instead.
But if you do decide to get rid of your old furniture and you prefer to see it recycled, the good news is that you don’t have to do the packing and hauling yourself.
In fact, there are professional services like Junk King that ready to take care of your old furniture disposal for you. And knowing your well-used items will be properly disposed of is a great thing, too.
Your Green Choice for Recycled Furniture
At Junk King, we pride ourselves on providing a green alternative and we make sure your old furniture items end up in the right place. If your furniture pieces are still in good shape for re-use, this might mean going to a charity.
If they are too badly damaged to donate, then they will go to a recycling facility to ensure that your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
Either way, green junk removal for furniture and appliances makes great sense because there’s simply no easy way to get rid of them yourself. Recycling services from Junk King provides you with these benefits:
We do the heavy lifting and hauling.
No risk of damage to your own vehicle from loading items in the trunk or back seat.
We know where to take pieces for disassembly, so all materials can be recycled or responsibly disposed.
And you can make an appointment with Junk King, so you aren’t stuck with an old furniture or appliances still sitting in your garage or out on the curb!
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly furniture removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items. Not only that, but we make sure that your old furniture items end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the pieces of furniture are still in good shape for a donation, or a recycling facility to ensure your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
Why Junk King Recycles as Much as Possible
Being green is part of our company mission. We back that up by recycling, donating, or re-purposing everything we possibly can. When it comes to old furniture removal, we take the eco-friendly route by making sure that all of the metal, plastic, and other materials are broken down and recycled properly.
Junk King can efficiently and affordably pick up your old furniture and other junk.
Simply call 1-888-888-JUNK  or book online to schedule a free on-site estimate. Junk King, the best in old furniture removal and pick up, also makes sure that old furniture ends up where it can be reused responsibly.