April 28, 2018.
One moment, it’s a cozy source of comfort or of practical utility in your home. The next, it feels more like a millstone around your neck. When furniture is no longer wanted or needed, it quickly becomes an enormous burden. Ungainly and bulky, furniture is especially difficult to move when you have no real destination in mind.
Unless you’re dealing with valuable antiques or very unique pieces, you may find it difficult to sell used furniture. This particularly holds true with things like sofas, upholstered chairs and mattresses. Soft items can be difficult to sanitize, so many people won’t even consider purchasing these items on the used market. When you can’t sell it and it won’t fit into the weekly pickup bin, where do you turn for a solution?
Ways to Ethically Dispose of Furniture
Maybe you’re just upgrading to a new sofa, even though there’s nothing wrong with your current one. Often, furniture marked for disposal is still in more than serviceable condition. In these cases, the most ethical and most responsible course of action is donation. You can support organizations or causes close to your heart while also reclaiming space in your home or place of business.
Unfortunately, very few donation centers have the resources to offer pickup services. This means you’ll need access to a vehicle large enough to deliver your items, along with help loading and unloading heavy pieces. This can quickly become an expensive solution if, like most New Yorkers, you don’t own a truck. You’ll be stuck with not just the cost of truck rental and insurance, but also fueling and any tolls along the way while you try to figure out where to dispose of furniture in accordance with all legal requirements.
What about furniturein such bad shape you can’t donate it in good conscience, though? DSNY does offer special pickup for bulk items and furniture, though you’ll almost certainly need to make a special appointment. You’ll also need to make sure you’re fully aware of all legal requirements, or you may find yourself facing fines and penalties on top of seeking out another disposal solution.
Where to Dispose of Furniture Quickly and Effectively
You don’t have time to coordinate large deliveries to multiple charity donation centers, or to fully research the DSNY rules and guidelines for special pickup. With appointments sometimes booked out weeks in advance, your schedule may also not allow you to wait for municipal pickup. Wouldn’t it be better, anyway, if you could get rid of all your junk with one phone call?
At Jiffy Junk, we’re experts in finding the greenest and most ethical disposal solution for almost any waste you can imagine. We’ll always prioritize donation and recycling over landfill dumping, even when it’s more difficult to do so. Our commitment to the environment is as strong as our commitment to our clients throughout all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Don’t waste time and energy seeking out solutions, risking the potential for injuries, fines, citations and delays. Let our technicians provide white glove service you can feel good about, all with a single phone call.
Call today: 844-543-3966