The most common practice when disposing of old furniture and appliances from around the home is to send them straight to a landfill site or ‘tip’. Even if the items aren’t broken or faulty, we will often throw away what could easily be recycled or sold on to a new owner.
These larger items are not as easy to recycle as items like plastic bottles, cans and newspapers, but they can still be disposed of in an eco-friendly and recyclable way. Domestic rubbish and waste disposal experts, Enviro Waste London, take a look at the best ways to get rid of old furniture.
“Old furniture and large household
goods can still be disposed of
in an eco-friendly and
Recycling and Donations
Unless the pieces or appliances aren’t broken beyond repair, they can be easily recycled or donated to charity. There are many charity shops that accept old bed frames and sofas, as long as they are in good and saleable condition.
If you do choose to donate your items, make sure you’ve given them a good clean, removing any marks or stains that may be visible. If your bed frame looks a bit worse for wear, a lick of paint could be the simple solution to restoring it.
Up-Cycling to Create New Pieces
Wooden furniture in particular can be up-cycled into something brand new. If you’ve got a cabinet that has become a magnet for junk, or a wardrobe that no longer serves its purpose, you can look at getting creative and turning them into something completely unique.
An old wardrobe can make a great coat and boot storage for your porch or hallway, by removing the inner bar and doors. With a bit of paint and some coat hooks attached to the back of the wardrobe, you have a great place to store muddy or wet clothes before entering your home.
“Use an eco-friendly removal service
to collect items that are not fit
to be donated or up-cycled
from your home.”
Hiring an Eco-Friendly Removal Service
If you’ve got items that are not fit to be donated or up-cycled, then the next best option is to hire an eco-friendly removal service to collect them from your home.
Domestic and waste disposal services, like Envirowaste, can help you to clear out your home of unwanted furniture, white goods and even large garden waste. You don’t have to worry about hiring a van or trying to fit large, bulky items in your car. These environmentally friendly services will come straight to your home and all you have to do is make sure you’re there when they are collecting.
Getting rid of your large pieces of furniture or household goods doesn’t have to be a stress or chore. You can get creative and have fun with your pieces, or hire a friendly waste removal service to do all the hard work for you!
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