Old furniture removal and disposal services

Moving old furniture is never easy. It’s heavy, awkward to move through halls and doorways, and nearly impossible to work with on your own. Even if you can source a dolly, find a few friends to help and manage to get it loaded up, you’re still faced with the issue of having to haul it down to the tip, local charity, or wherever its final destination may be, all on your own. When you call the expert crew at 1800-GOT-JUNK?, all these worries go right out the door!

Why choose 1800-GOT-JUNK? to pick up old couches and unwanted furniture?

At 1800-GOT-JUNK?, we make furniture disposal and recycling a breeze. You never have to worry about moving anything out to the kerb for us—we’ll grab those heavy items right from where they’re located, load them onto our trucks, and ensure that they’re handled responsibly from the minute we take them off your hands. Easy, right? We offer full-service rubbish removal—all you have to do is point! Find a 1800-GOT-JUNK? location near you today.

How our service works

  1. Schedule your rubbish removal service online or by calling 1800-468-586.
  2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window to let you know exactly when to expect us.
  3. When we arrive, we'll take a look at the items you want to be removed and provide you with an up-front all-inclusive price.
  4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your items away from wherever they are located and finish by tidying up the area. We'll then collect payment once the job is complete.

How our pricing works

The final cost of your rubbish removal can vary depending on what we take, how much needs to be removed, and how much space it takes up in our trucks. 1800-GOT-JUNK? is always happy to provide you with an onsite, no-obligation estimate, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Call us today!

Recycling & donating your old furniture

At 1800-GOT-JUNK?, we always remember the three Rs—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Disposing of your old items in the most responsible and environmentally friendly way possible is a commitment that’s important to us. Many common household items like sofas, bookcases, desks, and bed frames are recyclable if taken to the proper processing facilities, and we always ensure that we do so with the items that can be recycled.

For items that aren’t recyclable, we’ll link up with local charity groups to see if they have a need for furniture donations. If the items are broken or otherwise can’t be recycled or donated, we’ll ensure that they’re properly disposed of. You can learn more about what type of furniture items can be recycled in the FAQs below.

Furniture Disposal FAQs

What to do with unwanted furniture?

There are many options when it comes to getting rid of unwanted furniture. If the item is in good condition, try to sell it first. If you’re unable to sell it, look for donation centers that accept used goods. You can also recycle it or find a useful way to repurpose it. If you need help disposing of your old furniture, call a full service rubbish removal company like 1800-GOT-JUNK?. Furniture should only be thrown in the tip as a last resort.

Can you throw a couch in the dumpster?

You can throw your couch in the dumpster if your local council allows it. The best way to figure this out is to give them a call. If you can’t find a local tip to take your furniture, reach out to donation centers or salvage yards.

Can wood furniture be recycled?

Things get tricky when it comes to recycling wood furniture. If your furniture is made with treated wood that has paint or varnish, the wood can’t be composted. This usually means the wood will end up in the landfill. If your wood furniture isn’t treated, contact your local recycling center or junkyard to see what your options are.

What are the benefits of recycling furniture?

Recycling furniture saves energy that is normally required for processing raw materials. It also helps the environment to reuse the natural materials. Another reason to recycle your furniture is that it reduces the amount of harmful substances we put into the earth.

What are my options to get old furniture picked up?

If you want to have your old furniture picked up, there are a few ways to get it done. Some cities have local shelters, donation centers, and scrap yards that may take your old furniture off your hands. You can also contact your local council and see if they take furniture items. The easiest way to get your old furniture picked up is to call your local rubbish removal company.

I’m moving offices; what can I do with old office furniture?

When moving offices, it can be hard knowing how to get rid of old office furniture. Get some inspiration from our 10 suggestions of what you can do with your old office furniture:

  1. Donate the furniture to a local charity.
  2. Call the scrapyard to see if they will take it.
  3. Repurpose the old furniture to make something better.
  4. Sell your furniture online.
  5. Give your furniture to your employees or friends.
  6. Reach out to non-profit organisations to see if they can benefit from your equipment.
  7. Check to see if your local library needs anything.
  8. Host a yard sale.
  9. Relieve stress and smash it, then call a rubbish removal company to clean it up.
  10. Contact a rubbish removal company like 1800-GOT-JUNK? to take care of it for you.

How to dispose of an old couch?

When it comes time to buy your new couch, disposing of your old one can seem like a hassle. There are many ways to get rid of your old couch including donating it to a shelter or leaving it out for kerbside collection. If the couch is in good condition, you can list it online to sell and see if you can make some money back. Otherwise, call a rubbish removal service like 1800-GOT-JUNK? to take it off of your hands and out of your space.

How to break down a couch for disposal?

To take apart a couch for disposal you’ll need the right tools.

Here’s how to take your couch apart:

  1. Put the cushions aside.
  2. Turn the sofa on its backside to remove the legs.
  3. Use a staple remover or flathead screwdriver to remove the upholstery.
  4. Continue unscrewing, section by section. Some couches require the arms to be removed first before the back and bottom can separate.

Once the couch is broken down, it is ready for disposal.

Can I donate old furniture or sofa to charity?

If possible, it’s always a good idea to donate your old sofa or furniture to charity. However, it’s not always a simple process. Most charities have rules around what types of furniture they will accept, and therefore only take furniture donations on a case by case basis, and the items typically need to be in good condition. It could take a great deal of time to find a charity that will take your items, and then you’ll probably also need to drop the items off yourself or arrange a delivery on your own.

Instead of doing all the leg work on your own, it’s worth considering hiring a rubbish removal company to remove your old furniture for you. At 1800-GOT-JUNK?, we do our best to donate old furniture whenever possible. In the event that an item cannot be donated to charity, we’ll do our best to arrange for it to be recycled or otherwise disposed of properly.

Where can I dispose of old furniture?

It can get frustrating to dispose of your old furniture especially if they are large, bulky, and heavy. It becomes hard and sometimes dangerous to move it and carry it outside the house.

There are a few ways to get rid of your old furniture depending on the condition and if it’s damaged.

Usable condition

  • Donate them to charities or NGOs
  • Put them out on garage sale or online sale
  • Leave them on the kerb (however, this option is potentially unsafe)
  • Call 1800-GOT-JUNK? who will donate the donate-ables when possible

Broken, damaged, unusable

  • Take them to the tip
  • Call a professional rubbish removal service to take your old furniture and dispose or recycle them in a proper way

At 1800-GOT-JUNK?, we provide a safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly furniture removal service. We make sure the old furniture ends up in the right place, by donating items in good condition to a charity, or taking them to a recycling facility if they are damaged beyond use.

No matter what, we do the heavy lifting for you and dispose of your old furniture responsibly. We make junk disappear, all you have to do is point!

We pick up unwanted furniture of all sorts, including:

While these are some common examples, the sky's the limit when it comes to furniture we’ll take. If you have any questions about whether we can take the rubbish in your home you need removed, please don’t hesitate to give us a call—we’re always happy to help.

As long as there’s no hazardous material involved, we can take just about any piece of furniture you can think of! Items we’ll recycle, donate, or dispose of for you include:

Furniture for removal and disposal by 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck team member
  • Benches
  • Dining Room Furniture
  • Recliners
  • Arm Chairs
  • Office Chairs
  • Cubicles
  • Desks
  • Wardrobes
  • Dressers
  • Bookcases
  • Wall Units
  • Basketball Nets
  • China Cabinets
  • Couches
  • Sofas
  • Futons
  • Coffee Table
  • Dining Table
  • Ottomans
  • Ratan Or Wicker Furniture
  • Bedroom Furniture
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Mattresses
  • Bed Frames
  • Loveseats
  • Outdoor/Patio Furniture
  • Boxes
  • Sofa Beds
  • Filing Cabinets
  • Credenzas
  • Beds
  • Headboards
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