If you live anywhere in the greater Dayton area, like in Covington, Fairborn, Bellbrook, Farmersville, or Alpha, you’ve most likely had the privilege of buying new furniture.
And, along with new furniture comes the privilege of having to get rid of the old pieces.
But maybe you didn’t see it that way. In fact, if you were having to dispose of large pieces like a recliner or a sofa, you know how much of a pain that could be.
Furniture Disposal in Dayton and Beyond – There’s a Better Way
Furniture removal and disposal can be difficult and even a bit risky at times.
Depending on the type and size of the piece of furniture, you may have to break it down and carry those pieces out of the house or apartment. And it’s even more challenging if you have to do that while making your way downstairs.
Then, once you do get your old furniture outside, you must figure out what to do with them.
If you live in Dayton, for example, you need to call prior to leaving any furniture on your curb. You can also schedule a pickup using the city’s Dayton Delivers app. However, bulk furniture pickup is only provided one Friday a month on a pre-established schedule. The city does offer the same service twice a month May to August.
This may work for you if you only have a few pieces of old furniture and you can wait for that special day to have it picked up. But you still have to do most of the heavy lifting and hauling.
Many towns and cities don’t allow certain furniture items to be placed on the curb and, as with the city of Dayton, if you want your municipal waste management service provider to pick up that old couch or credenza, you have to wait on their schedule.
And did we mention that you need to do all the heavy lifting?
Certain pieces of old furniture can be especially hard to get rid of for a different reason: they are far too large, heavy, and bulky. Not only does this make it an injury-prone task, it may not even be something you can do yourself. We’re not all like Dwayne Johnson and able to heft a La-Z-Boy recliner in one arm while holding the front door open with the other!
As a result, getting most pieces of furniture out of the house is a major task. Not only are they hard to move, doing so can be potentially dangerous to both you and your walls and doorways.
And that’s the easy part!
How NOT to Do Furniture Disposal
You still have to dispose of your old furniture items somehow once you do manage to get them outside.
This is why many people are tempted to leave their old sofa, recliner, or rocker out on their curb with a sign on it and the word, “FREE” scrawled on it. And that’s the nice people.
There are always those unscrupulous types that load their old furniture items on their truck and then go off in the night just to dump them off in an empty lot or field somewhere and just leaving them there. But abandoning your old, unwanted furniture is not the proper way to get rid of it.
Not to mention that dumping anything that way is illegal and a potential safety hazard.
According to the JB Greenteam website:
“Under Ohio law, litter is any trash thrown, discarded or dropped by a person onto public property, private property not owned by the individual, or into Ohio’s waterways. The Ohio Revised Code prohibits littering, regardless of whether or not it was intentional. Numerous laws prohibit littering and illegal dumping. Littering is a serious offense, punishable by fines of up to $500 and 60 days in jail.”
And, in case you’re wondering, the Ohio Revised Code states that “Litter” means garbage, trash, waste, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, automobile parts, furniture, glass, auxiliary containers, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature.
Fortunately, you do have a good option for how to properly dispose of your old furniture.
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Furniture Recycling? The Proper Furniture Disposal Option
Okay, so maybe it’s really “Who to call to properly dispose” instead of “How to.” Either way, there is a professional option that is not only affordable, convenient and safe, it’s also easy and environmentally friendly.
Here’s another thing that we do NOT recommend: letting some guy in a truck come by, load your old furniture, and simply haul it all off to the local landfill.
Not only is taking your old furniture costly, it adds to an already overfilled waste disposal situation with potentially reusable materials.
Reusable because, when it comes to old furniture, you can still “Recycle, Reuse, Reduce.” This can mean that some of your old furniture pieces can be refurbished to make “new” items that can be used again. And recycling can definitely be a great option for when you need to dump furniture.
In fact, most of the components of your old furniture can be recycled most of the time. And there are some great benefits to recycling your furniture:
- It conserves limited natural resources
- It conserves up to 95 percent of the water used to process many materials
- It helps preserve the forests, which helps to reduce CO2 emissions
- And it reduces fossil fuel use, which reduces CO2 emissions
The bottom line is that furniture recycling is important for the environment and a good furniture removal company will have established recycling and donation relationships with local organizations.
Like Junk King Dayton!
By using green technology we not only recycle, but we have processes to ensure that furniture items are donated, repurposed, and reused where and when possible. In other words, when you call on Junk King Dayton to pick up your old furniture, furniture disposal becomes furniture recycling.
Junk King Dayton – Your Furniture Disposal and Recycling Resource
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly furniture removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items. Not only that, but we make sure that your old furniture items end up in the right place: whether that’s a charity for those pieces of furniture still in good shape for a donation, or a recycling facility to ensure your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
We remove almost all types of furniture, such as:
- Sofas and Sofa Beds
- File Cabinets
- And more!
At Junk King Dayton, being “green” is part of our company mission. We accomplish that by recycling, donating, or repurposing everything we possibly can. When it comes to furniture removal, we take the eco-friendly route by making sure the metal, plastics, and other materials involved get broken down and recycled properly.
If the item can be reused, we will transfer it to a local donation center where it can find a new home.
Either way, green junk removal for furniture and appliances makes great sense because there’s simply no easy way to get rid of them yourself. Recycling services from Junk King provides you with these benefits:
- We do the heavy lifting and hauling.
- No risk of damage to your own vehicle from loading items in the trunk or back seat.
- We know where to take your furniture, so all materials can be recycled or disposed of responsibly.
Junk King provides efficient, safe, and eco-friendly furniture removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items. Not only that, but we make sure that your old furniture items end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the pieces of furniture are still in good shape for donating, or a recycling facility to ensure your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
Simply call 1-888-888-JUNK  or book online to schedule a free on-site estimate.
Junk King Dayton is your best local resource for old furniture disposal and we will always make sure that your old furniture ends up where it can be reused responsibly.