Trying to get rid of used furniture is a predicament we've all found ourselves in. Ridly break down what do with unwanted furniture and who will pick up unwanted furniture in Sydney.
Wondering what to do with the used furniture in your home that you no longer need? You’ve come to the right place. Sydney’s most sustainable rubbish removal provider, Ridly, are the experts when it comes to the safe, responsible and efficient removal of all unwanted and old furniture.
Most people think of rubbish removal services as purely waste related. However, more often than you might think, we’re removing lounges, couches, dressers, white goods, mattresses and other unwanted or old furniture from residential and commercial properties across Sydney.
We believe that everything that can be salvaged deserves a second chance at life, even inanimate objects such as your ancient dial-up internet connection or that dusty couch from the garage that has beer stains on the arm.
Whether we like it or not, there are times in life when we are forced to deal with old furniture and used household items for various reasons. And for the most part, it’s actually a huge inconvenience. Moving old furniture yourself is laborious, time expensive and takes a lot of planning.
That’s why Ridly and our expert team of waste removalists, are here to help you with the ultimate guide on what to do with unwanted furniture. This article will provide an informative guide on what you should do with your furniture – from recycling, to waste disposal and repurposing in Sydney.
What to Do with Unwanted Furniture:
Do you find yourself gazing over to that pile of old furniture and random rubbish that has been sitting untouched in the corner of your backyard for way too long? Have you been left with a large pile of rubbish from tradesmen who did that beautiful renovation in your bathroom but forgot to clean up afterwards? Or are you simply upgrading your dining table and find yourself wondering how on earth to safely and sustainably dispose of the large pile of wood in your living room?
With over 4.9 million residents in Sydney spread across over 1.5 million classifiable households, there is a whole lot of furniture, new and old, that needs to be disposed of in our city. When it comes to rubbish removal in Sydney, and in particular, furniture removal, it’s not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed by arranging furniture collection.
Whether you’re moving into a new apartment or home, renovating the house, are now empty-nesters, overhauling the garden or patio area, upgrading to more sustainable whitegoods, spring cleaning, finally cleaning out the garage, upgrading your electronics, switching offices, or mourning the loss of a loved one, there is a time in most people’s lives where they will find themselves in need of advice on how to dispose of furniture.
A common thread among many of the situations mentioned above is that it’s often highly stressful and can be a sensitive time for people who need to get rid of used furniture. The last thing that anyone needs throughout any of these periods is the stress of dealing with, or disposing of, old furniture that is no longer wanted.
But did you know you can get someone to pick up unwanted furniture? Yes, that service exists! When you call your local rubbish removal experts, it could potentially save you a lot of money and, most importantly, time, during stressful or sensitive times of your life. Where local council pickups can be inconsistent, time laborious and frustrating when the local council may even refuse to take your bulky items, our service will provide you with seamless, hassle-free same-day rubbish removal.
The best part? Ridly support numerous projects in the local community such as flea markets and volunteer work. As part of the extensive service offering, Ridly will pick up unwanted furniture from your home at a time that suits you.
How to Dispose of Furniture
The best way to understand how to get rid of used furniture and household items is to first explore the type of furniture you need to dispose of.
The easiest way to break this down for you is to dive into the different types of furniture you are likely to need to dispose of, and how best to dispose of those according to their classification. We’ll outline below how to get rid of your fridge and other whitegoods, unwanted mattress and bedding, and unwanted couch and living room furniture.
How to Dispose of Furniture: Fridge and Whitegoods
Have you thought about replacing your fridge, washing machine or dishwasher with something that will save your energy bill and look a little more stylish but have been put off by the challenge of getting rid of such a bulky and heavy item?
Whitegoods contain metal and plastic components which must be adequately separated and recycled to avoid harming the environment through incorrect disposal.
Here are your options for whitegoods removal:
Take It to A Recycling Facility
Many recycling facilities in Sydney only offer a landfill solution, which means that the disposal of your fridge and other whitegoods will have a harmful impact on the environment. Additionally, this requires you to be able to transport the item. This can mean attempting to lift a super heavy old fridge and scratching the walls in the process. It also brings on the dilemma of needing the right vehicle to be able to transport the fridge.
Privately Sell It Online
Ever heard the saying, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’? This could be the case, especially with expensive items that are meant to last a lifetime, such as whitegoods. Of course, this option requires that your whitegoods are in great working or good condition, which often is not the case when upgrading these household items. Additionally, it does not resolve the issue of selling and negotiating with strangers online, and also doesn’t provide a transport solution.
Ask Ridly for Help
So, who will pick up unwanted furniture? Ridly will do just that! Ridly’s whitegoods and fridge removal services start at $69. Through our flea market activities and our daily approach to reuse or recycle everything, we make sure that your pre-loved items are either responsibly recycled or find a new owner. Call your local waste removal experts to get the job done!
How to Dispose of Furniture like Mattresses and Bedding
Contact Your Local Municipality
The City of Sydney offers a local council pick-up service for free and will pick up used furniture such as your mattress and bedframe. The local council collection is scheduled a few times a year, so if you time it well, this might be the easiest option. However, local council collection can be inconsistent and not so useful if you need the mattress to be removed by a specific time or day, which is often the case.
Fun fact: almost every component from the metal to the polyurethane foam of your mattress can be recycled. However, you will need to conduct extensive research on specifically how to recycle each different part; otherwise, you might end up doing more harm than good.
Take It to Your Local Charity Shop
If your mattress is in good condition, it might be worth your time calling around to see if there are any local charity shops who might take the mattress or other used furniture. It could mean the difference in a comfortable night’s sleep for someone in need.
Get Ridly to Help
Although there are some great options when it comes to getting rid of your mattress and other bedroom furniture, our team at Ridly are on standby to pick up unwanted or used furniture. Through our flea market activities and our daily approach to reuse or recycle everything, we ensure your beloved items find a new owner. All proceeds are returned to the community, so what are you waiting for? Get a mattress removal quote today.
How to Dispose Of Furniture: Couch And Living Room
If your couch is free of stains and in good condition, there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t sell it and make a quick buck! With so many fantastic second-hand online platforms that are super user friendly and trusted by many, it’s a great way for you to gain a little return on your investment and also give the couch or other furniture a new life. Reusing is even better than recycling.
Whilst you may not love that weird 70’s floral couch in the spare room at your Mother’s house, someone else might adore it! If your couch is clean and sturdy, it’s a great idea to donate it where it might fall into the hands of someone in need.
Wanting to keep up with the trends? Or just looking to freshen up the place? Reupholstering can be a great way to increase the longevity of your couch, futon or armchair without having to go out and buy a brand new one.
Looking for someone to pick up unwanted or used lounges from your living room? If you’re wondering who will pick up unwanted furniture today, look no further than Ridly's furniture and lounge disposal Sydney service! And yes, we do offer same-day removal services. Allow us to help picking up your used furniture by requesting a quote online.
How to Dispose of Furniture Other Than Those Listed Above
Are you looking for an alternate used furniture removal service that we haven’t covered above? Find out more about other removal services below. From office and commercial clear outs, to deceased estate clearances, garden waste removal and electronic waste disposal, we cover all aspects of rubbish removal in Sydney.
Still Wondering What to Do with Unwanted Furniture?
If you’re still wondering what to do with your old furniture, we recommend heading over to our website to check out some of the other services beyond waste.
Need to get someone to pick up your old, unwanted and used furniture ASAP? Let us safely remove and recycle your furniture, so you can get on with your day. Support affordable and environmentally friendly rubbish removal by hiring Ridly. Call your local removalists and have it removed on the same day!