Furniture removal and disposal

Furniture is heavy, awkward, and hard to maneuver, which makes furniture removal difficult to do on your own. Even if your council offers furniture disposal, you still have to carry it to your kerbside. 

Instead of struggling to handle your bulky furniture on your own, let 1800-GOT-JUNK? take care of it for you! Not only will we pick up your unwanted furniture, we’ll also ensure that it gets donated or recycled when possible.

Convenient furniture disposal near you

Luckily, there's a much easier way to deal with furniture removal—let 1800-GOT-JUNK? take care of it for you! It might be the easiest decision you’ll ever make. Our No Contact Rubbish Removal service allows us to remove items without direct contact, to ensure the comfort and safety of our customers and our teams. We’ll grab those heavy items out of your home or office, load them onto our truck, and ensure that it gets donated or recycled whenever possible. It’s full-service rubbish removal, but you don’t have to touch anything, and we touch only the things we’re going to carry away. We’re in your neighborhood—find a 1800-GOT-JUNK? location near you.

Couch removal & disposal services by professionals

Friends are great, but leave the couch removal and disposal to the professionals. 1800-GOT-Junk is happy to help! We’ll grab those heavy items from your home or office, load them into our trucks, and make sure they get disposed of properly. All you have to do is point!

Here's how our service works:

1. Simply schedule your free onsite estimate 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.

3. When we arrive, just point to the old or dates furniture you want to be removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your furniture away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.

 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. Furniture should only be thrown in a landfill 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 dump 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 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 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.

We pick up unwanted furniture of all sorts, including:

Truck team member holding photo of a sofa
  • 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
Truck team member holding photo of a sofa