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Where to Throw Away Furniture in New York

December 6, 2017.

Some things are easy to get rid of when they’re no longer of use, but large pieces of furniture aren’t typically high on that list. Finding a place to safely, legally and ethically dispose of old furniture can be a challenge, particularly in densely populated urban areas with a high concentration of renters and strict disposal rules. Don’t run afoul of sanitation rules and local or state laws; find out how you can dispose of furniture you no longer need quickly and easily.

Getting Rid of Useful Furniture

If there’s still some life left in your furniture, you may be able to either donate it to a local charity or sell it to earn a bit of money. This typically holds true for hard-surface pieces in reasonably good condition, though it’s not always the case for upholstered pieces. Between bedbug worries and general hygiene concerns, upholstered furniture can be tricky to sell. Even if a piece is in immaculate condition, some donation centers will refuse it on principal.

Even when a donation is an option, it can still be a daunting one. If you live in a walk-up, for instance, just coordinating the removal of large furniture will require a few loyal friends and plenty of planning. Once the pieces are out of your apartment, you still have the fun of arranging transportation from your curb to the nearest donation center. Should you be fortunate enough to find a charity that does offer pickup services, don’t be surprised to wait weeks or even months for the earliest available appointment.

So, what’s a New Yorker to do with furniture they can’t use and can’t toss into a garbage bin? In most cases, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Where to Throw Away Furniture, No Worries and No Stress

Gently used items have the potential to find new homes via donation or sales, but what should you do with irreparably damaged or worn pieces? How do you arrange transportation for furniture that’s already been accepted by a local charity? The logistics management required to get rid of an old sofa can be astounding.

Figuring out where to throw away furniture doesn’t have to be a nightmare, and it doesn’t have to come with a big environmental impact. A shocking amount of bulk garbage can actually be recycled and there are service providers who place a high premium on making the most ecologically sound disposal choices while catering to the needs of busy city dwellers.

At Jiffy Junk, we understand the unique needs of urban clients. We offer white-glove services to customers in all five boroughs, along with Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our trained technicians will come to your home or place of business to remove furniture, then dispose of it ethically and responsibly. Whether it’s headed for a donation center or is only fit for recycling, we’ll collect it and drop it off for you, no worries and no heavy lifting. We’ll even leave your space swept clean and free of dust bunnies after the furniture has been removed.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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