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Ethical NYC Furniture Disposal

April 12, 2018.

Finding the perfect piece of furniture can be a time-consuming and painstaking process, but it often feels like a breeze in comparison to the hard work of getting rid of your old stuff. Whether you’re replacing a sofa that’s seen better days or taking on the heavy task of clearing out an estate, finding a new home for used furniture can often feel like an uphill battle.

Doing the right thing for your community and the environment as a whole is definitely commendable, but it can also feel like another complication on an already difficult path. When you’re trying to get rid of things without increasing your landfill impact, it’s not always easy to know where to turn. It’s notoriously difficult to sell furniture, particularly upholstered pieces, unless they’re valuable antiques. This means you probably shouldn’t expect to turn a profit.

NYC Furniture Disposal Options for the Eco-Conscious

Appliances, while cumbersome and difficult to move, are relatively easy to recycle. There are recycling centers and DSNY teams dedicated to managing the potentially hazardous chemicals in many appliances and to ensuring they make their way to the appropriate facilities. Furniture, on the other hand, is often a different story.

The greenest and most sustainable course of action when you’re left with furniture you no longer want or need is to arrange for donation to a charity center. This allows you to not only keep items out of a landfill but also to help people or organizations in need. This mutually beneficial arrangement isn’t always simple, though.

Very few donation centers offer pickup services, and those that do are often booked out weeks or months in advance. If you don’t have a large vehicle, like most NYC residents, you’re left with two options: waiting for a pickup slot or renting a truck. When you’re on a tight deadline, the former may not even be a real option. Unless you have some loyal friends ready to help with heavy lifting, the latter may be out of the question.

Recycling options for furniture are few and far between, and most are community-based initiatives. To find them, you’ll need to do some serious leg-work or partner with experts in green NYC furniture disposal.

Old Furniture: Not in Your House, Not in a Landfill

You can invest hours or even days into searching for recycling centers that manage difficult items like sofas and mattresses, or you can work with professionals who are experienced in managing them for you.

At Jiffy Junk, our commitment to the environment is as important as our commitment to our clients. Our expert technicians provide ecologically responsible, ethical disposal for even the most difficult items to clients throughout the five boroughs, Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Because we prioritize recycling and donation at every opportunity, we’ll take your serviceable items to the donation center of your choice. Don’t let your old furniture crowd your space or cost you money in missed deadlines. We’re here to help.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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