Just like throwing away Christmas trees in January, getting rid of old furniture and appliances can be a headache. Here’s some advice on how to dispose of your old furniture and appliances in the most sensible and streamlined way.
One old is another’s new, or the sale of a furniture item
Before sending furniture to the landfill, it’s worth putting it up for sale, if only as a trial. Even if it’s a sofa that’s seen its day in the sun, there may be a buyer at the right price – perhaps they’re looking to buy a sofa in the country, or a student who needs to furnish a rental home. Facebook Marketplace, Buy.ee and Yaga.ee are sites you might want to consider.
People often don’t want to sell furniture because it’s hard to predict how long it will take to sell and people tend not to have the space to store several sofas at home at the same time. You don’t have to worry about that either – just in case, Kolimisrõõm has a temporary storage option in its range of services. You take pictures of the furniture and put it up for sale, while we unpack the sofa and take it to the warehouse and, if you wish and if necessary, we can also transport it from the warehouse to the buyer.
Donating one old piece of furniture is another new one
If selling things is not your passion, but the future of planet Earth is important to you, it is possible to give your old furniture a new life through recycling. The Reuse Centre accepts old furniture in its stores and also carries out free removal of larger items from your home – find out more on their website.
You can also donate your furniture for recycling if you take the furniture recycling service from us – in this case, if the furniture is in good condition and suitable for the Utilisation Centre, we will recycle it instead of taking it to a waste disposal site.
Responsible waste management, i.e. taking waste to a waste collection point
If you have a car and the time, there is always the option of taking the furniture to the waste station yourself. However, it is worth bearing in mind that it is worth dismantling the furniture before you make this choice, as the price at the waste station is calculated by the cubic metre, and it is not reasonable to pay for empty air in a cupboard, for example.
However, as the dismantling, loading and unloading of the furniture and the journey to the waste collection point can be quite time-consuming, you can alternatively entrust us with the task – if it is not possible or you do not wish to recycle the furniture, we will dispose of it ourselves at the waste collection point.
We dispose of your furniture and equipment ourselves
While there are a number of ways to dispose of furniture on your own, it’s understandable that, in the interests of your time and nerve, using a professional service may be a more sensible option. With us, you can rest assured that the job will be done quickly and with the most sustainable options. If you would like to find out more about our furniture recycling service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or let us know your recycling needs by filling in the enquiry form below.
Recommendations for independent furniture disposal
Put your old furniture up for sale! One old is another new. Let’s keep nature together!
- If your furniture or equipment is in good condition, give it a new life by recycling it! Information can be found at https://uuskasutus.ee/kaubik/ – if items are suitable for the Recycling Centre they will take them away free of charge. You can also check: https://sobraltsobrale.ee/kontakt/
- If you refer to e.g. old furniture to one of Tallinn’s waste collection points, it is definitely worth dismantling the furniture as the price is calculated per cubic metre and it is not reasonable to pay for empty air in a cupboard, for example.
- If you’re not sure you want to get rid of your old furniture, but new furniture is on the way, we can also provide a storage service for your old items until you find a suitable destination.
Kolimisrõõm does not dispose of household waste, construction waste, medicines, chemicals and other hazardous substances. Hazardous waste must be placed in a hazardous waste collection container, handed over during a hazardous waste collection round or handed over to an undertaking holding a hazardous waste management permit.