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Ethically Disposing of a Sofa in Palm Beach County

November 12, 2019.

Finding a new home for any furniture is a challenge, unless it’s particularly unique or a valuable antique. This is doubly true for upholstered pieces, which can be difficult to sanitize and deodorize. When you’re looking into options for disposing a sofa in Palm Beach County, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. First and foremost is the condition of the couch in question. It’s also important to consider the environmental impact of your sofa removal, and whether you’ll need to dispose of other items along the way.

What Are My Options for Disposing of a Sofa?

Residents of unincorporated Palm Beach County have access to once-weekly bulk disposal through the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. Bulk collection services are limited to three items each collection day and can include appliances as well as furniture. Doors on appliances must be sealed or removed to prevent children from gaining access and becoming trapped. 

Generous municipal bulk collection services compared to other parts of the country may mask a slightly less appealing truth, however. Much of the waste collected, with the exception of items required by local, state or federal law, could end up in the nearest landfill or incinerated. This holds true regardless of an item’s condition, so you may want to think twice before you haul a slightly worn but still usable sofa down to the curb for collection.

It’s also important to consider the physical toll and potential safety risks. Municipal haulers do not offer full-service removal for bulk items. Instead, all large items to be hauled away must be at the curb and placed appropriately on your collection day. For many, this can be a tall order. Dragging a heavy, ungainly piece of furniture all the way down to the curb isn’t just difficult, it can be downright dangerous. Add the trouble of making sure everything is placed properly and the knowledge that you’re doing all that work just to send your sofa off to the dump, and you may wonder if it’s all worth it.

Furniture items in usable condition can do more good staying in the community and out of the landfill, supporting families and charitable groups in need through donation. Still, even though you know it’s the best and most ethical method of disposing of a sofa that’s still in decent condition, it’s not always the easiest thing to do.

If you don’t have access to a large enough vehicle, you must rent one. This means incurring not only the flat cost of rental, but also insurance and administrative fees on top of fueling costs. Once you’ve got the truck, you’ll still have to do all the heavy lifting. This time, though, you’ll have to launch that heavy sofa into the bed of the truck, rather than dragging it down to the curb. Who knew doing the right thing could be such hard work?

That’s where a high-quality, full-service private hauling company can simplify everything. Chances are, if you’re disposing of a sofa, you’re working on a larger project. Whether you’re just getting new living room furniture or you’re remodeling the entire house, it’s a sure bet you’ve got more unwanted household goods and assorted debris lying about than a solitary discarded sofa. Working with a white-glove private disposal company can help you make quick work of even the most daunting projects. 

Choosing a Private Hauler to Help Get Rid of An Old Sofa

There’s no shortage of private waste management providers in the Palm Beach County area, but not all are created equal.

At Jiffy Junk, we take our commitment to doing our part for the planet seriously. We’re also dedicated to providing the absolute best in full-service, white-glove hauling to each and every one of our customers throughout the Palm Beach County area. When we come to your home or place of business, our trained and knowledgeable removal techs are ready to do all the heavy lifting so you can focus on everything else. 

Items we remove are carefully screened, and anything in usable condition is separated for delivery to area charitable donation centers. This keeps serviceable furniture and household goods out of the local landfill or incinerator, but it also gives those items a second chance at life while supporting those in need. Everyone wins, especially the environment. Whether you need a single sofa removed or you’re in the midst of a full hoarding mitigation project, we’re there every step of the way to help you deal with all your waste management needs. We know big projects come with deadlines and items on your to-do list that no one else can manage, so we make sure you never have to worry about waste management. 

We’ll remove your old sofa from where it sits, no need to drag it down to the curb or even into the middle of the room. If you need further disposal, we’ll even uninstall unwanted old appliances, tear out the old carpeting and remove old padding before disposing of it as sustainably and ethically as possible. 

When we’re finished, we’ll leave your space free of any tumbling dust bunnies and swept clean, ready for whatever comes next. No waiting for a collection day assigned by the local government, no red tape and no lifting requirements.

Don’t let difficulty disposing of an old couch keep you from making progress on your newest project. Getting rid of old furniture is easier and less stressful than you think when you partner with the right service providers. In no time, you can be moving forward with a clear conscience in your empty space, knowing you did everything you could to dispose of tricky items as ethically as possible. Drop us a line today and find out how Jiffy Junk can help you clean up any mess in no time flat. There truly is no job too large, nor too small; if you need ongoing disposal for an exceptionally large cleanup, we can provide that, too. Together, we can tackle any size mess.

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