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Broken Furniture, Recycling and Green Disposal

March 29, 2018.

You’re committed to making environmentally responsible choices, to minimizing your carbon footprint and recycling whenever possible. What do you do when you’ve got something you can’t toss into a recycling bin, though?

Finding an ethical option for disposal can be difficult when you’re dealing with broken furniture. Recycling centers managed by municipal programs rarely accept furniture or mattresses, so you’re left to sort through community-based initiatives and smaller programs to find one that meets your needs. If you’re working on a tight schedule, it can be tempting to make a one-time exception when it comes to your personal code of ethics. Fortunately, there are ways you can at least minimize your landfill impact when you’re dealing with damaged or unusable furniture.

Dealing with Broken Furniture: Recycling the Un-Recyclable

Because most municipal sanitation departments offer little to nothing in the way of furniture recycling, it can seem as if there are no real options outside of landfill dumping. If you’re able to locate specialty recycling centers that specialize in recovering things like polyurethane foam from couch cushions or scrap metal from mattress springs, you will almost certainly have to assume responsibility for transporting those items due to the rarity of pickup services among niche recycling centers.

Municipal waste management systems typically offer some sort of bulk pickup for furniture and appliances, but these programs rarely intersect with municipal recycling initiatives. Most require you to make an appointment while adhering to a number of rules regarding where and how items are placed out for collection, with items bound for recycling only when it’s mandated by state or federal law. Often, most of these items end up in a landfill anyway.

Unless you have an unlimited supply of patience and unrestricted access to a large vehicle, trying to find and secure nontraditional recycling services on your own can be a nightmare. Fortunately, there are quick, easy and efficient landfill alternatives you don’t have to feel guilty about when disposing of unusable furniture.

Quick and Ethical Furniture Removal

Your time is valuable. Whether you’re downsizing to prepare for a move, clearing out an estate or just replacing old furniture that’s no longer usable, you need to get the old stuff out so you can move on with your daily life.

At Jiffy Junk, we’re committed to providing residential and commercial clients throughout the five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties with full-service, white-glove disposal designed to minimize environmental impact. We’ll come to your home or place of business to remove all your old furniture, no heavy lifting required. Our trained and experienced technicians will make sure to leave your space swept clean and free of any lingering dust bunnies, then we’ll take your discarded items to area recycling centers whenever possible.

You’re able to reclaim your space without worrying about damaging the environment, moving on with whatever project you have planned with confidence and peace of mind. Don’t let old furniture get you down; Jiffy Junk is here to help.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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