Furniture can be very difficult to throw away on a curbside, so recycling and reusing is an appealing option for most people interested in upgrading the look of their living room or bedroom. While a recycling center will receive, break down and process old furniture, there are several different options when looking to discard large couches, chairs and beds.
- Repair it. Using inexpensive materials a broken piece of furniture may still be able to be fixed. Reupholstering the fabric could also help to extend the life and appeal of an older sofa or chair.
- Try and sell it. Having yard sales can help to promote recycling within a community, and whoever purchases it will also be responsible for hauling it away. Classified ads and online commerce websites are also options, however transportation of the furniture may be more difficult.
- Donate it. Thrift stores will always accept furniture that is in good condition. Simply drop it off during business hours. Upon request, a receipt will also be provided that can be used as a write-off on taxes for next year.
- Call a recycling service to pick it up. There may be specific instructions to ensure a safe and easy pick up, such as taping doors shut and securing any loose moving objects. Find the nearest recycling center and find out what the policies are.