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How to Dispose of Furniture Easily and Ethically

June 10, 2018.

Is the stress of getting rid of unwanted furniture dampening the excitement of purchasing new pieces? Are you in the difficult position of managing an estate cleanout, facing a hoarding cleanup project or working to clear a rental property? No matter why you need to get rid of furniture, it can always feel like a burden.

Attempting to sell pieces that aren’t valuable antiques is rarely worth the effort, as they don’t typically fetch prices anywhere near their actual value. Soft pieces and upholstered furniture are even more difficult to sell due to the difficulty of sanitizing such materials. You can wait for buyers that may or may not materialize, but you may find yourself in a tight spot if you’re working on a deadline. This means you’ll need to find a more efficient method of furniture disposal, but one which is also ethical.

Why You Should Make Ethical Decisions When You Dispose of Furniture

Chances are, your local department of sanitation offers some sort of bulk pickup program that will help you dispose of furniture. Most will require you to make an appointment, though, which may need to be booked far in advance and can become problematic if you’re on a tight schedule. At the end of the day, furniture picked up by your sanitation department will almost certainly find its way to the landfill.

Large, bulky pieces of furniture take up space in landfills, where they may only partially biodegrade over a very long period. When usable furniture you no longer want or need ends up in a landfill, it impacts more than just the particular landfill.

Many organizations and, by extension, local families depend on donations. Rather than rotting away slowly in the local dump, your old couch could be providing a family in need with furniture they wouldn’t otherwise be able to attain. Unfortunately, few charity centers have the resources to offer pick up of donations. This means you’ll still be responsible for transportation, which may not be feasible if you don’t have access to both a large vehicle and some help with the heavy lifting.

This doesn’t mean you’re forced to settle for the landfill just because your municipal pickup service is the only form of transportation you can find. Professional furniture removal and hauling services are often your best, most ethical and most efficient option.

Quick and Easy Furniture Disposal

What do you do when you don’t have time to wait for an appointment with municipal pickup, don’t have a way to haul your own donations, and are uncomfortable with the idea of wasteful disposal? You look for a professional company with a commitment to the environment.

Our Jiffy Junk technicians will come to you, anywhere in the five boroughs, Nassau or Suffolk Counties. We’ll not only do all the heavy lifting, we’ll also leave your space broom clean and ready for anything you have planned. Anything in usable condition will be donated to charity centers of your choice, then we’ll prioritize any recycling options to actively minimize our landfill impact. Don’t stress over old furniture; let us make it disappear with a single call.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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