What to do when Changing your Sofa : Sofa Disposal Guide
This quick and easy to follow guide will help you dispose of that old sofa responsibly
Are you feeling its time to move on from your old sofa and replace it with a new, comfier style? Or maybe the living room has been decorated, so your old sofa sticks out like a sore thumb?
Well, there are many options available when it comes to sofa removal, collection and disposal, which we’ll take you through in this quick and easy to follow guide.
How do I dispose of my sofa?
Knowing where to start when disposing of your old sofa may seem a little tricky, but it doesn’t need to be. There are multiple options available, depending on how quickly/cheaply you want to get rid of it.
If you are feeling generous, you can always give it away to charity, providing your sofa is still in good working order. Many charities, depending on where you are based, will offer to collect donated sofas for free.
There are many charities out there that would be happy to receive your old sofa and offer it to somebody in need. Some of our favourite examples are below:
A charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease, their furniture stores are based all over the UK
(excluding Northern Ireland) with all funds raised from donations going towards the charity. The British Heart Foundation Furniture Stores will book a free sofa collection for you, as long as it is in working order.
A charity dedicated to helping the lives of vulnerable children in the UK and dealing with issues that surround them such as: poverty, domestic violence and disability. Barnardo’s have many stores located throughout the UK, so give their website a visit and see if they have one near you that will collect your old sofa.
This leading cancer charity raises money for vital research to help fight all forms of cancer. Providing it is in working order they will also arrange for collection of your donated sofa. Give them a visit to find out more.
Another option is selling your old unwanted sofa, either online or through more traditional methods, such as classified newspaper advertising. Before throwing it away, consider that somebody else might be after a new place to relax after a long day at work.
If your unwanted sofa isn’t fit enough for donating or selling, then disposal is the next best solution. There are many options available, you just need to make sure they are responsible and legal:
This is where SkipHire UK can help you, with our low cost and reliable Man and Van Waste Clearance Service. The service lets you sit back and relax, whilst the SkipHire UK team takes care of everything for you. All we ask is that you leave us somewhere we can park safely and freely within 50 meters of your sofa and that you have authorisation for us to take it.
To get your money’s worth, you can check out our below sizes to collect more than just your sofa. See which one is right for you:
If you choose to book with an alternative waste clearance company, please make sure that you do all your due diligence when it comes to compliance, to ensure your sofa isn’t going to be fly-tipped around the corner. For more information on the risks involved with fly-tipping, visit our guide.
Waste Transfer Station
More commonly known as your local tip; a cheaper alternative when getting rid of your old sofa is taking it to your local waste transfer station. Most tips will accept old sofas; however you need to make sure that they are a licensed facility.
If you need more information on how to check if a facility is licenced, read our blog post or visit The Environment Agency’s website.
Sit Back & Relax
Now you can sit back and relax on your new sofa, knowing your old one is in safe hands. Good job!
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