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What are your options for disposing of or recycling furniture?

Most of us have reason from time to time to consider the disposal or recycling of certain furniture items. Your sofa, chair, table or similar piece may be looking worse for wear, convincing you to replace it, or you may have moved out of a property and no longer need particular items.


Whatever the exact circumstances and reasons behind your decision to get rid of your furniture, what are your options if you wish to do so legally and responsibly?

Giving it to someone else

Even if a given piece of furniture is looking pretty worn, the likelihood is that someone out there will love and appreciate it. So why not donate it to a charity shop, local community project or charity dedicated to the reuse of furniture? Some councils also offer collection services for this purpose.

Before using one of these services, always check that your given furniture is on the organisation’s list of accepted items. Alternatively, you may advertise your items for sale in the local newspaper or shop window, sell it at a car boot sale or attend a local swapping event. Naturally, some of these options depend on your furniture being small enough to easily buy and take away on the day.

There are also, of course, many options for passing on your unwanted furniture to new owners via the web, whether you sell it through an online marketplace like Gumtree or eBay or give it away for free with the help of a site like Freecycle or Freegle.

What about recycling your furniture?

Sooner or later, an item of furniture will reach the stage at which it can no longer be safely or productively used as furniture, whether by you or anyone else. This is when it makes sense to have the item recycled so that you can get it out of your hands at the same time as doing the right thing for our precious environment.

Various companies can recycle your old furniture for you, with Able Skip Hire Ltd a case in point. We aren’t just another Lancashire skip hire company, thanks in large part to our commitment to the most environmentally responsible practices. We offer a range of skip sizes for the disposal of your furniture, which will then be brought to our Licensed Recycling Centre in Leyland.

After your waste has been tipped, our trained recycling operatives will separate the various component materials of your furniture, with the waste then subject to treatments ranging from shredding to compaction.

Remember to stay on the right side of the law

One option that you definitely don’t have for the disposal of your unwanted furniture, at least if you don’t have thousands of pounds spare to pay in fines, is simply dumping it on the street or in any other public or private space.

Bear in mind that you will be liable to pay such a fine even if it was your chosen waste carrier that was responsible for the dumping, which is just one more reason why you should ensure that yours has a strong local reputation.

Contact Able Skip Hire Ltd today for the disposal and recycling of your furniture, and you will soon discover just why we are so renowned for the skip hire services that we provide throughout such areas of Lancashire as Leyland, Blackburn, Preston, Chorley, Darwen and Blackpool.

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Delivering Skips throughout Lancashire

We are now able to offer a larger coverage area for Our services as we have established links with partner companies within the County who share Our ethos of Reliable Service, Affordability and a pro-active approach to Recycling. Please visit the Delivery Areas section of the site and use the Map to see if we can service your Location and obtain a quotation.

We deliver to:

Adlington, Blackburn, Chorley, Leyland, South Ribble, Preston, Bolton, Lostock, Wigan, Fylde