When it comes to disposing of your old furniture, you may have many more options than you think. That old couch may still have some usefulness. If it is just old but in fairly good condition, then one option is a charity. There are many charitable organizations that would gladly accept donations of old furniture. Many times they will collect it at no cost to you. They will either repair it and sell it on, giving the proceeds to the charity or give it directly to someone in need. Either way your donation is helping someone, somewhere and is keeping one less item out of a landfill.
Another option is recycling. This will depend highly on where you live and what services for recycling already exist. Chances are there is more than you realize. If you don’t know what services are available then a good source of information is the provider for garbage collection. If they won’t actually do it for you, they are likely able to put you in touch with someone who will. You may have to pay a small fee for collection but it is usually minimal. Many parts to a sofa can be re-used, such as the wood; stuffing and material for covering so don’t just discard it without checking your options.
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