November 22, 2019.
Is there an unwanted couch taking up space in your Austin home? If you are buying a new couch or just need to make more room in your home, figuring out how to dispose of your old couch can be a chore. If you are wondering, “Where can I dispose of a couch in Austin?”, there are multiple options, but there are a few things to consider when it comes to removing a couch from your home. Here are some ideas on how to find a new place for your old couch.
Hit Social Media
Do any of your friends need a couch? One person’s trash can be another person’s treasure. Hit social media and let your friends and family know you have a couch available. You can sell it or give it away, your choice. You may be helping a friend or a friend-of-a-friend who is looking for an affordable way to add furniture to their home. Make sure to make your post sharable so you can reach the most people to find a new owner for your couch.
One thing to keep in mind when selling or giving away a couch to friends – someone will still need to haul it out of your home and to its new location. Be prepared for friends asking for help with transport. If you don’t have a truck or vehicle for hauling, you may want to let this be known. Finding a new home for the couch is usually not the hard part; hauling it to that new home can be an issue.
Austin Resource Recovery
There are options for disposing of furniture through Austin Resource Recovery. Twice a year, you can have bulk items removed through garbage pickup. Items can be left on the curb at the normal pickup spot, but at least five feet away from trash cans or mailboxes. This can be a convenient way to have your couch removed, but there are some drawbacks:
- You must haul the couch out to the curb
- It must be out at the curb by 6:30 am on the pickup day
- The couch will most likely end up in a landfill
- The service is only available twice a year – it could be months before the next pickup
Austin Resource Recovery also offers the Austin Reuse Directory that can help you find options for disposing of items in the area, including furniture. There are many different businesses listed that may be able to use your old couch if it is in good condition. You may have to call a few different places and find out their parameters for accepting used furniture. In most cases, you will still need to remove and haul the couch to the location.
Donate Your Couch
It is admirable to want to give your couch to someone in need or use the proceeds of selling the couch to help others. Many charities collect furniture for struggling families or have stores to sell used items. If your couch is still in usable condition, you can contact charities around Austin about donating it to one of your choice. Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army and Lifeworks are some of the charities in the Austin area that accept furniture donations. Most will require you to transport the couch to their drop-off location. You can contact the various charities to determine whether you will need to haul the couch to them or if they offer a pick-up service.
Where Can I Depose of a Couch Without a Truck?
Do you want your couch removed right away and cannot wait for curbside pickup? If you don’t have a truck to haul your couch, you may need to rent a truck or moving vehicle. There are many vehicle rental companies throughout Austin, as well as U-Haul and other moving vehicle options. You can also rent furniture dollies that can make it easier to mobilize your couch to load into your rental vehicle. Make sure you measure the length of your couch and find a vehicle large enough to haul it safely.
While renting or borrowing a truck can help you dispose of your couch quickly, it can be a hardship for those who have physical limitations. If you are unable to move your couch out of your home, renting a vehicle may not be a feasible option.
Easy, Convenient Couch Pickup and Disposal
If you want your couch gone without straining your back or finding a truck for hauling, give our team a call at Jiffy Junk. We are your one-stop service for hauling away all types of items from your home or business in Austin. Our crews are reputable and reliable, coming to your location and carefully removing old couches, appliances, carpet or other junk from your property. Not only do we remove the items from the building and haul them away, we leave your rooms broom-clean with our White Glove Treatment.
If you are worried about your couch ending up in a landfill, we can ensure your couch goes to a local charity for repurposing. Jiffy Junk will always recycle or give reusable items to charity before bringing them to a landfill. We are mindful of the environment and choose the greenest method of disposal available. Our reliable waste removal technicians will bring your old couch and any other items you need removed to the appropriate disposal place, including recycling centers, charities and waste disposal centers.
There is no need to fret about how or where to dispose of your couch. Jiffy Junk makes it simple to have your old couch removed directly from your home or business in Austin. Our techs will arrive promptly at the scheduled pickup time to carefully remove your couch and any other items you need hauled away. After we remove your items, we will sweep the area and be on our way. Call us to schedule your couch pickup or contact us through our website to book your appointment.