Have you found that you’ve accumulated a lot of furniture? It can be easy enough to do, especially if you’ve been running your business for a while. Instead of letting the furniture pile up or take up space, it might be time to let it go. You will benefit from the peace of mind knowing that it’s gone, but you can also make way for new and improved items.
In addition, if you’re renting a storage locker to keep all the old furniture, you won’t need to pay for as much space once you let the items go. So, are you ready to learn all about how to dispose of old furniture? We share all the details below.
Renting a dumpster is the quickest and easiest way to get rid of old furniture. You need to schedule a bin rental dropoff with a reputed dumpster company. They will then drop off the bin, after which you can fill it up at your convenience. Simply schedule a pickup, and they will haul away all your old furniture!
This is the ideal option for those who don’t want to spend time and money figuring out recycling or donating options. The best part is that companies like Scarborough Disposal will also do the recycling for you, so you can rest assured your choice is environmentally sound.
If you don’t have too many items, another option could also be to leave your furniture out at the curb. While this won’t work if your furniture items are too big, it can be a compelling option if you have a few smaller pieces like chairs or mirrors. However, you should check with your municipality or council on the protocol for leaving items outside before doing so.
For example, in Pickering, some things like porcelain and electronics cannot be left outside. Some municipal trash collection services also charge extra to dispose of furniture items or may offer limited collection services for furniture disposal. There may also be regulations on sealing upholstered furniture in plastic bags before leaving them at the curb.
If you have a lot of stuff to dispose of, it may also be worthwhile to hire a junk removal service. You can hire professionals to come over to your space and help remove the items. Be sure to get a quote before doing this, as it can get quite expensive. As well, services of this sort are typically priced based on the volume of items, so the expenses can add up if you have an ongoing project or are doing a complete cleanout. If you have a team that can help you load the junk in, then hiring a bin rental will be a more economically viable option.
Do you have a large pickup truck handy? You could also consider hauling the furniture to your local Pickering landfill. You’ll need to gather all your items, load them into your car, and then you could dump the furniture in the landfill.
However, do your research before making the trip, as some landfills offer free bulk waste disposal on certain days. Thus, you might want to wait to dump the items. In addition, some landfill locations may not be open to the public or may not allow certain types of furniture.
Why not give away your old furniture to people who might need it? This is a great sustainable option, as it keeps your items out of the landfill for longer. Do some research on organizations that accept donations near you.
For example, Habitat for Humanity has several locations across the GTA that accept gently used saleable items. Other organizations take items, although they have certain conditions for the kinds of things they get. You will also need to drop these items off at the donation center.
Want to make a little money off your old furniture? You could consider selling your items on online platforms for a bit of cash. For example, websites like Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, eBay, and Craigslist have many options for selling old items. Simply list your furniture with details and pictures, and you may have offers coming in. You could choose to drop the furniture off at the buyer’s location for a fee or arrange a pickup by them.
Don’t be discouraged if the sale takes a while. The process of finding buyers, arranging the sale specifics, and pickups can be a lengthy process. If you’re looking to get rid of your items quickly, it’s best to go with another option such as bin rental, donation, or leaving it out at the curb.
If you’re getting ready to move, downsize, or simply need a little refresh, replacing old furniture will be the way to go. However, before you can start decluttering, you will need to know your disposal options. This depends on how much time you have and how much stuff you’re trying to get rid of.
Be sure to use a bin rental in Pickering to get the job done quickly and easily. At Scarborough Disposal, we have many bin sizes and types for all of your disposal needs. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have, so be sure to reach out!
Call Scarborough Disposal Ltd. at 416-265-7979 to learn about bin rentals in Pickering, or contact us here for more information today.