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How to dispose of your sofa

Your sofa is at the heart of your home. Providing a warm, comfy and inviting space to relax, watch TV, socialise, and put your feet up after a long, hard day at work. It’s central to family life.

With this in mind, it’s inevitable that your sofa will succumb to everyday wear and tear at some point and, no matter how well you care for it, you will eventually need to purchase a new one. The good news is, the average life of a sofa is between 7 and 15 years, so you won’t have to worry about disposing of your sofa too often.

But when it’s time to replace your sofa, it’s important that you dispose of the old one in the right way. After all, over 200,000 tonnes of sofas and armchairs are thrown away each year.

So, how can you dispose of your sofa?

Wondering how to dispose of your old sofa? Here are the main options available.

Take it to the tip

Many people choose to dispose of their sofa at their council’s local waste facility. Providing you have suitable transport and the manpower to lift the sofa, this is a relatively quick and easy way. The vast majority of local recycling centres are more than happy to accept sofas and may even try to reuse or recycle it.

Furniture collection service

If you do not have suitable transport to take your sofa to the skip, you can always use a furniture collection service. These are often provided by the local council for a cost. The amount you will pay will depend on your local council, but you can usually expect to pay anywhere from £25-£65.

Donate to a charity

Lots of charities rely on furniture donations to be able to help those in need. And the vast majority of local charities are more than happy to collect your sofa or settee, meaning you don’t have to worry about transporting it yourself.

This is a great option if your sofa is still in really good condition and can be used by someone else. Ensuring your sofas is reused will not only help out a family in need, but it will also prevent the sofa ending up in landfill.

Online market places

Another way to reuse your sofa is to sell or give it away on an online market place, such as Facebook Market Place, Freecycle, or eBay.

Simply take some photos, upload them with your ad, and see if anyone is interested. Make sure you’re really clear about the condition of the sofa so potential buyers aren’t disappointed.

Professional sofa removal service

One of the main advantages of using a professional sofa removal service is that you won’t have to do any of the heavy lifting or worry about arranging transport. Professional sofa removal services are required to dispose of furniture responsibly. They can often come and collect them on the same day, depending on the company that you use.

A sofa recycling scheme

One of the main advantages of using a professional sofa removal service is that you won’t have to do any of the heavy lifting or worry about arranging transport. Professional sofa removal services are required to dispose of furniture responsibly. They can often come and collect them on the same day, depending on the company that you use.

Why choose The Waste Group?

Or you could always hire a skip and let us to dispose of your sofa for you. We are a local skip hire company covering Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth and Dorset. We have been providing a professional waste hire service to Dorset for over 10 years. If you have any questions about our service, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today.



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