December 9, 2017.
There’s nothing fun about dealing with old, worn-out furniture you no longer need or want. Add the inherent stress of trying to manage such a task in the New York City area, and it can quickly become a nightmare. While the Department of Sanitation in New York City will collect up to six pieces of bulk garbage, you must make sure they’re on the curb before collection but not blocking the street or sidewalk.
If you’re trying to get rid of old furniture before a big move, then you have to hope moving day and garbage day coincide. You’ll still have the headache of trying to wrestle the old furniture out on your own. If a mattress is among the items to be discarded, you’ll also need to make sure you’re complying with all bedbug precautions to avoid fines and penalties.
Eco-Friendly and Ethical Ways to Get Rid of Old Furniture
When you’re committed to reducing your carbon footprint, disposing of worn furniture becomes an ethical conundrum. If you leave your items out for municipal sanitation services, you have no real way of knowing where they go when they leave the truck. While recycling options exist for a shocking number of commonly discarded items, your old sofa may end up in a landfill.
Donation is always a better option if furniture is still serviceable, and there are many charity organizations throughout the area that accept these pieces. In fact, you can likely find a charity that supports issues near and dear to your heart with your generous donations. You have the potential to offer material support while also minimizing your landfill impact, which is a win-win for most people. In this situation, though, getting your items to the donation center is the challenge.
Many charities will accept furniture dropped off by donors, but do not offer pickup services. Unless you’re fortunate enough to have help removing heavy pieces and a truck to haul them in once they’re out of your home, the real issue is getting them out of your space and delivered to the appropriate location. It doesn’t have to be this challenging, though.
Ethical and Easy Furniture Disposal: NYC
You want to make an impact on the world but not on your local landfill. At Jiffy Junk, we feel the same way. That’s why we offer white-glove services to customers in all five boroughs and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our trained and experienced technicians will come to your home or place of business, haul away your old furniture, and leave the space swept clean and free of debris behind us. There’s no need to research disposal laws and guidelines or to make special arrangements for mattresses. We’ll take care of everything.
If your items are bound for a donation center, we’ll make sure they’re delivered. When you’re discarding irreparably damaged or worn items, we’ll place the highest priority on recycling and recovery options over landfill dumping. When it comes to quick and painless furniture disposal, NYC area customers have an eco-friendly service option.
Call today: 844-543-3966.