Renovating your home can be exciting, but there’s one question that every DIYer asks: how do I get rid of household furniture? Once you’ve replaced your sofa with a stylish new option or have bought a new chest of drawers for your guest bedroom, figuring out how to dispose of your old furnishings safely, legally and responsibly is the next step. There are a couple of options available to you, including:
Donate or sell it
If your furniture is still in perfect condition, donating or selling it could be a great option. Many charity shops and second-hand retailers will accept good-quality furniture donations, but you will likely need to arrange your own transportation. Depending on the size of the furniture in question, a spacious car or van is probably your best bet.
Luckily, when you sell your old furniture on a site like Gumtree, you will be able to list it as “collection only”. This option may be lucrative if your furniture is in good enough condition to charge for!
Take it to your local recycling centre
If you have a large enough vehicle, you may be able to transport the furniture to your local recycling centre. At the recycling centre, you’ll have the option to separate your waste according to item type and material, and will also be able to dispose of non-recyclable waste. However, be aware that taking a trip to the tip can be time-consuming. The weekends are particularly busy, so you’ll probably need to dedicate a weekday to this task.
Arrange for your local council to collect it
If you don’t have the time or resources (e.g. a big enough vehicle!) to transport your old furniture to a local recycling centre, then you can ask your council to come to you. You will typically need to pay for this (collection rates vary depending on the council in question and how many pieces you need to dispose of) and you may also expect to wait a couple of weeks or months for the furniture to be disposed of. This option is probably only suitable if you have somewhere to store the furniture in the meantime.
Hire a skip from waste disposal experts
If you’re renovating your house or even simply re-decorating a room or two, hiring a skip may be the most cost-effective and convenient waste management solution for you! With a skip ready and waiting outside your home, there’s no need to load your car full of waste or wait for your local council to pick it up. Instead, you can simply load the furniture (and any other accepted waste types) into the skip and arrange for your chosen skip hire company to collect it. It’s that easy!
Hiring a skip is a great way to get rid of your household furniture if you don’t have a car, are planning to dispose of large volumes of bulky waste and don’t have anywhere to store unused furnishings. It’s also an ideal waste disposal solution if you’re clearing out your garden, which many people decide to take care of alongside a house renovation.
Ready to hire a skip? To discuss your waste disposal needs or for a free, no-obligation quote, don’t hesitate to contact us at Batesy Skip Hire today. We’re proud to offer the most competitive rates in Belfast!