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How to dispose of your old sofa

Top tips on how to get rid of your old sofa?

How do you get rid of that old, beat up sofa? You might be surprised to find out how easy it is to dispose of your old sofa! All you need to do is take a few steps and you'll have one less piece of furniture cluttering your house.

There are so many ways to dispose of your old sofa whether its cluttering your front room or been sitting in your garage for a few months now you can finally ready to get rid of it.

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 At Manor from heaven we get asked a lot about how to dispose of old sofas in the most green way possible. On average, a typical sofa lasts between 7 and 15 years. As a country we spend over £3 billion on sofas and chairs etc each year but only recycle a small percentage of those.

How can I get rid of my Sofa in a Green way?

The best option for disposing of sofas so there is less impact on the environment is to recycle or up-cycle. There are plenty of charities that will take second-hand sofas and make them available to people in need. For example, some organisations may use old furniture in shelters or as an affordable option to help set up people in new homes.

For a sofa to be sold via a charity it needs to have its fire safety label on it which means they cannot always take them. This is why we always recommend to leave the label on so it can be used again.

How can I dispose of a sofa myself?

In order to remove your sofa you will probably need to hire a van or break it down into smaller bits with multiple journeys to your local recycling centre. Taking your sofa to the tip will be free for you, but if you rent a van don’t forget to take a proof of residency such as a utility or council tax bill. Some councils require vans to be registered before coming in, so this should be checked before turning up.

Before you decide to break up your sofa, if it is in good condition consider offering it for re-use rather than throwing it in a skip to be sent to landfill.

Can the council collect my old sofa?

Councils often offer bulky waste collections however they do charge for this. Costs can be anywhere from £25 up and lead times for collection can be between 2-4 weeks. Check you local council to see the costs and times involved for a bulky waste collection.

Could I use a skip to dispose of my old sofa?

Using a skip to dispose of a sofa is an option however due to the bulky size this may not fit without having to destroy it first. We would recommend skips for mainly building and construction waste due to the costs, time and environmental impact of using an Heavy Goods Vehicle to remove it.

What about a man with a van?

If you decide to use a man with a van make sure they are licensed waste carriers. Fly tipping has become increasingly problematic in recent times especially in rural areas. It's important to ensure that any company or individual you use has the right the documentation and a respectable reputation.

How can Manor from Heaven help with disposing of your old sofa ?

Man with a van sofa collections are becoming more and more popular as the council services become increasingly expensive, slower to respond, and difficult for people living in remote areas. Manor from heaven is one of these nationwide professional and licensed companies that offers this service without outsourcing which makes moving furniture even easier! 

  • We can often offer a same day collection
  • Sofas can be moved from inside or upstairs if needed
  • Hassle free and convenient
  • Sofa collection can be on a day or time of your choosing if available
  • Wherever possible sofas will be reused
  • If you cannot be present at the collection and need to leave the sofa outside, cover it to protect it from rain
  • If you’re getting rid of a 3 piece suite, do it all at the same time. Reuse enterprises are more likely to accept a full suite than single items

What do Manor From Heaven Do?

At Manor From Heaven we focus on supporting our customers through, not only our clearance services, but also in ensuring the quality of their mental health and wellbeing. We understand that clearing a home can be stressful which is why we always perform our services with respect and care for the home owners and the family relatives.

Manor From Heaven operate across Somerset and Devon performing man with a van sofa removalhouse clearance and garden clearance services. We are a fully insured and registered licensed Waste Carrier and rated as a 5* Google business.

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