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No Furniture on the Street: Responsible Disposal

December 23, 2017.

Smelly, stained, worn and tired, your sofa is ready for the big living room in the sky. Whether you’re ready to move and can’t bear to take an eyesore with you or you’ve simply reached the point of no return with a piece of furniture, chucking it out on the curb isn’t the answer. Depending on local ordinances, you could even be slapped with a fine.

You know you shouldn’t rely on neighbors to take in your stray loveseat or abandoned dresser, but you may not be so well-versed in responsible disposal options. Before you give up and risk the fine, take some time to research how and where you can properly get rid of furniture you no longer need.

Can Furniture Be Recycled?

When you think of ethical disposal, your first thought is likely of recycling. While this is the best and most ethical way to dispose of many materials, furniture doesn’t typically recycle well. Polyurethane foam cushions and solid wood can be reclaimed, however.

If there’s any use at all left in an aging piece of furniture, the single most responsible thing you can do is to donate it to a local charity. Whether they sell the item at a very low price to raise funding or they actually use the furniture to help those in need, this keeps your stuff out of the landfill and helps others.

Even the strongest and most durable items will eventually break down, though, and furniture reaches the end of its lifespan. If you’re lucky enough to have access to a truck and some willing friends, you can attempt to haul it away yourself. You’ll need to know exactly where to go, and you will likely have to make multiple trips if you have more than one piece bound for disposal.

Why You Don’t Have to Leave Furniture on the Street

Faced with the prospect of renting a vehicle, tracking down all the right drop-off locations and putting in the work of hauling heavy pieces all over the place, it can be tempting just to drag it down to the curb. What if there was a better way? One which didn’t require a single bit of heavy lifting or planning?

At Jiffy Junk, we know how difficult it can be to dispose of furniture ethically and responsibly. That’s why our trained and experienced technicians will come to your home or place of business anywhere in the five boroughs, Nassau or Suffolk County to haul away old furniture, no fuss and no stress. Because we place the highest importance on ethical disposal, we’ll always prioritize donation or green disposal over landfill dumping. You don’t even have to leave furniture on the street waiting for us; we’ll remove it from your home.

Our white glove service includes not only the removal and disposal of your furniture but also the removal of any dust bunnies left in its wake. Your space will be swept clean and free of furniture, all with a single phone call.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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