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How to Dispose of Large Furniture in London

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Do you have old furniture that you need to get rid of? Maybe sofas, dining tables, dressing tables, chairs or beds that no longer suit your style?

Don’t worry – we can help. In this article, we will discuss the best choices for furniture disposal in London, looking at four different furniture removal options.

Local Council Furniture Collection

If you live in London and have unwanted furniture that you need to get rid of, you may be able to have it collected by your local council. Some councils offer a free bulky waste collection service for large items such as furniture, but there are a few things you need to know before you arrange a pick-up.

First, check to see if your council offers a free collection service – some councils charge a fee to collect items.

Second, make sure that the furniture is in good condition and is not damaged or broken.

Finally, call your local council to arrange a pick-up time – you will need to give them your address and details of the items you want collected.

Once your furniture has been collected, it will be taken to a recycling centre where it will be reused or recycled.

However if you live in a flat or property without much space between the building and the street it may not be possible to leave large items of furniture outside. You won’t be able to leave furniture in the street itself or blocking the pavement.

If this is the case, you’ll need to look at one of the other options for furniture disposal.

Local Recycling Centres

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Another furniture disposal option is to take the item to a local recycling centre. This is a great option if the furniture is still in good condition and can be reused by someone else.

However, it is important to note that not all recycling centres accept bulky items such as furniture, so you’ll need to check your own local recycling centre first.

Another problem with this option is that the furniture you want to dispose of may be too large to transport, if you even have your own vehicle.

You could deconstruct the furniture and take the smaller individual pieces to the tip, but then the furniture won’t be reusable. It can also be a lot of work, and isn’t always possible with items like an old sofa.

Alternatively you could hire a van to take the furniture to the centre, but this will be at additional cost, not to mention a lot of extra hassle collecting and returning the vehicle. And not everyone is comfortable driving in London, with its busy traffic.

Furniture Collection by Local Charities

Donating your old furniture items to charity is another option. There are a number of charities in London that accept donations of furniture, and they will sometimes come and fetch the items from your house.

This is a great way to get rid of your unwanted furniture while also helping those in need. Some of the most popular charities that accept furniture donations include the British Heart Foundation and Age UK.

The disadvantages of this are that some charities will only collect from outside the property, and won’t come upstairs to fetch furniture from flats. So you’ll have a similar problem to that of other free furniture removal services if you don’t have enough space in front of your building to leave the items.

Charities are also only able to collect old furniture that is in good enough condition for them to resell in their shops. So if your item is a little bit bedraggled, there’s a chance they won’t accept it when they come to collect and you’ll have dealt with all the hassle for nothing.

Using Waste Company Furniture Disposal Services

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An option that has very few disadvantages is using a waste clearance company for furniture removal.

As a waste removal company, Junk Hunters offers furniture disposal services and we have the skill and expertise needed. We can remove any and all of your bulkiest items and take them away for you at a very affordable cost.

We will remove things like old sofas, furniture, old kitchen units, baths, shower units and more. All we ask is that when booking our services, you let us know about any very large items such as mattresses, fridges, freezers or electrical items such as TVs.

Unlike some of the other furniture disposal options mentioned above, we are more than happy to collect your unwanted furniture items from within your home and do the heavy lifting, even if it’s an upstairs flat. So it’s a hassle free (and sweat free) way for you to have big items taken away.

We also make sure that every item we collect is recycled in the best possible way, either as a whole or by deconstructing it to its individual components. So whatever state your furniture is in, you know that it won’t be clogging up landfill.

We hope this blog post has helped you understand your options for furniture removal in London. If you have any questions or would like a no obligation quote for our furniture disposal service, please contact us and we will be happy to help.