Express Junk Removal provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly furniture removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items. Not only that, but we make sure that your old furniture items end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the pieces of furniture are still in good shape for a donation, or a recycling facility to ensure your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
We remove almost all types of furniture, including:
- Sofa Beds
- File Cabinets
- Tool Units
What is Furniture Removal?
Old furniture removal is an on-demand service for having just about any type of furniture removed from your home or business. In addition to furniture, Express Junk Removal can take pretty much everything and anything (except hazardous waste).
We guarantee friendly customer service and a job well-done, every time. And our eco-friendly mission drives us to make sure as much of your furniture gets recycled or donated as possible. We are the only company to operate our business with a local sorting facility with the goal of recycling 60 percent or more of every job!
With Express Junk Removal, you can expect an easy process, the lowest rates, and the highest quality of service. In fact, we are currently ranked #1 in junk removal across Trumbull & Mahoning county!
If you have upgraded your furnishings, or maybe you have to downsize, you are probably thinking of how to best get rid of old furniture pieces without hauling them around yourself. Although some people do end up taking furniture to the curb and placing a “Free” sign on them, more often than not most homeowners usually end up taking their old things to the city or county landfill.
But there are other ways of getting rid of them.
Sell Your Furniture
Americans have fully embraced online shopping and, as a result of this, online selling as well. The great thing about this technology is it allows individuals to not only buy goods, but to sell them, too!
Most people know of eBay, for example and another popular site for buying and selling is Craigslist. If you’re a homeowner looking to get rid of old furniture or appliances, both platforms offer a great opportunity to do this and make some money while getting rid of some old furniture.
While the process is fairly simple and these online tools are easy to use, there are still some trends that have evolved over the years that can help you make the best use of this option.
For example, while Craigslist has a large variety of classified categories, the market has shifted to favor certain items. It’s a great place buying or selling furniture and technology products, for instance, but decorative items are not as popular there.
And because Craigslist is even less popular for items like books and clothing, consider eBay or other online selling sites like Etsy, if you’re looking to sell these types of goods.
The biggest key is to think strategically about what furniture items you want to sell online versus items that are better off being donated, or simply being given to family or friends. Your goal is furniture removal and not necessarily to make a lot of money.
Perhaps making some money is not that important, but giving your old belongings a new home is. This is where donating your old furniture can be a great option. There are literally hundreds of organizations and outlets that will take most donated furniture items.
Mattresses are often rejected, however, as are medical type items. However, almost any other kind of old furniture piece can be gifted and provide much needed furnishings for those less fortunate.
Repurpose Your Furniture
Okay, so maybe you don’t want to bother with the effort of trying to sell or even give away your old furniture. In fact, maybe you really don’t want to get rid of your furniture item, but you had to replace it with something new. No worries! A little creativity and imagination can be applied to just about any furniture piece to produce something new. You can reuse or repurpose your well-loved items.
Old wooden chairs can become nightstands. An old bookshelf can be transformed into a display case. A worn-out sofa can serve well in a garage “game room” or even on the back patio or deck. Repurposing your old furniture is only limited by what you can think of.
Can Furniture be Recycled?
When it comes to disposing of furniture recycle, reuse, reduce certainly applies. As our children know well these three terms are often used when talking about waste. Recycling is using trash to remake new goods that can be sold again. reusing is finding a new way to use trash so that we don’t have to throw it out, and reducing is cutting back on the amount of trash we make.
And recycling is definitely a viable option when you need to get rid of your old pieces. Most of the time!
Because there can be questionable materials inside of some furniture pieces, which we address at length in the next section, recycling is not always an option. But the good news is that most furniture can be recycled most of the time.
So, why should you consider recycling your furniture and what are the benefits?
- Recycling conserves finite natural resources, which is critical as the population grows
- Recycling conserves up to 95% of the freshwater used to process many materials
- Recycling prevents waste from going into oceans
- Protects forests which help to reduce CO2 emissions
- Reduces use of fossil fuel energy, which reduces CO2 emissions
Whether it’s simply a matter of needing to downsize and get rid of some furniture, or you have to replace household items like old furniture, recycling these pieces is a great option. In addition, things break, wear out, or unusable.
The default choice is to simply toss things out. But adding to the municipal waste stream and the local landfill isn’t really the best choice.
With a little planning and forethought, much of our old household or office furniture can be utilized or disposed of in other ways, like being sent to a recycle center.
Furniture Disposal and Hazardous Materials
Recycling furniture present a few challenges when it comes to hazardous materials. Many lower-end pieces of furniture such as tables, office chairs, desks and cabinets are made of treated wood or wood-based composites, and often have veneers of man-made materials.
This creates problems when recycling these pieces. These materials cannot be used for the more common applications like mulch and so one because of the chemicals in the varnishes, paints, adhesives and other wood treatment products.
So, unless you have very old furniture, or very high-end all-wood furniture, it is likely to be constructed with less-expensive particleboard and chipboard materials. The problem is that these products are not recyclable.
Some communities do have programs for processing treated wood and similar materials. If you find, however, that there are no programs in your area that accepts treated wood the best option for these types of furniture is to find a new home for them or find a way to reuse or repurpose them.
When it comes to almost every sofa, couch, recliner, or padded office chair manufactured has the same problem with the materials in the cushions. These are usually difficult to recycle since the materials are often toxic.
Fortunately, you often can recycle the cushions if they are made of polyurethane foam and you can find a commercial source for recycling. Unfortunately, many municipal recycling facilities do not take any type of foam materials.
On the other hand, since the remainder of the furniture piece will likely be made of wood, fabric, plastic and metal, most of these materials can be easily recycled once you have dismantled the item.
Office Furniture Disposal
When it comes to office furniture disposal the easiest answer might seem to be to simply take everything to the local landfill. But it’s easy to overlook the fact that this can involve a great deal of labor, logistics, time and money. In addition, it requires vehicles suitable for the task and having enough personnel available to remove and haul away the old furniture items.
Another option is to donate your old office furniture. While this can be a beneficial choice for the organization you donate to, it can still require a great amount of effort to do so efficiently. And, if yours is an especially large facility or you have numerous offices that are being upgraded or relocated, the task becomes exponentially more complicated.
A better option can be to choose the professional route and hire a furniture removal firm, like the folks at Express Junk Removal. With a professional team working with you, the job will be done quickly, efficiently, and competently. And you won’t have to concern yourself with municipal dumping fees or waiting in line at the landfill.
Recycling and repurposing of appropriate items will be taken care of for you, so you can have the satisfaction of helping the environment, but without having to deal with the logistics of where to take which items, and so forth.
With our competent and well-trained team, we will ensure that every item that can and should be recycled is taken care of accordingly.
Cost of Furniture Removal
As a business owner or manager with a large amount of office furniture to get rid of, you have a lot of options to choose from. However, aside from doing it yourselves, a great alternative is to hire a professional furniture removal service, like Express Junk Removal.
When it comes to office furniture removal cost, we make pricing both fair and easy. For our full service junk hauling, we offer a couple different ways to get an estimate or an actual quote.
The best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price is with a free, no obligation, on-site estimate. When we are on-site, we can see exactly what the job will require. This way we can give you an immediate, accurate, and fair price for your junk removal job. And, when we know you’re happy with the price, we can often complete the job right then and there.
If you can take a photo of your items, you can text it to us at 234-600-3317, and we will text back an estimate. If your furniture items are in different locations in your place of business, you can send us multiple photos and we will be able to provide you with an estimate. Please note that this is still an estimate only and is not an actual price. Once we arrive on site, however, our removal teams will give you a firm, no obligation price.
How to Choose a Furniture Removal Company
Choosing a good furniture removal company should involve more than simply entering “furniture removal company near me” on your phone. There are a few important considerations to keep in mind when deciding on a good company to remove your old furniture.
Here are five key questions to ask any prospective furniture removal company:
How Do You Determine Price?
Pricing varies among different companies as does the pricing structure used. For example, some firms charge by weight, which means you may pay far more for your heavy pieces than for the same number, or space required, for much lighter pieces. At Express Junk Removal we offer free estimates as a part of our service. Our expert team will show up on time at your location and provide you with a free written estimate.
Many furniture removal companies offer a variety of packages. Many are based on whether you need a one-time pick up and removal, or the service will be needed for a few days. Be sure the company gives you a free onsite estimate, with no hidden charges. This estimate should include all labor charges, taxes, and dumping fees.
Finally, don’t let the lowest price be the main deciding factor when choosing a furniture removal company. In order to get real value for your money you want to be sure to an efficient and professional company with good reviews and a solid reputation.
Do You Recycle Furniture?
As we noted previously, recycling is extremely important for the environment and good furniture removal companies will have established recycling and donation relationships with local organizations.
In addition, green technology means that a conscientious firm can incorporate this into their operations. Ask to make sure the furniture removal company you are considering has “green” processes, and not only recycles, but also has processes to have furniture items donated, repurposed, and reused where and when possible.
At Express Junk Removal, for example, being “green” is part of our company mission. We accomplish that by recycling, donating, or repurposing everything we possibly can. When it comes to furniture removal, we take the eco-friendly route by making sure the metal, plastics, and other materials involved get broken down and recycled properly.
If the item can be reused, we will transfer it to a local donation center where it can find a new home.
Are You Fully Insured?
Any professional and reputable hauling firm will be fully insured and bonded.This also serves as one indicator of a company’s reliability: certified companies must maintain set levels of competence to retain their insurance – and their reputation. Express Junk Removal is fully insured, so you and our staff are protected when we perform junk hauling services.
It’s also good to know you’re fully protected should anything should get damaged in the process. Remember, you are risking disaster if you hire a company that is not insured.
How Long Will It Take?
A good junk removal company will be able to arrange a pickup within a few days or even hours. The length of time will depend on the amount of business the company has booked. With Express Junk Removal, not only can we be onsite within a short time from your call, but when our truck shows up on time at your location we will provide you with a free written estimate. If you’re happy with the estimate, in most cases we can haul your items right then and there.
Check if the company has online reservation options or discounts. Make sure they have the appropriate equipment and labor to get the job done in an appropriate time frame – and that they confirm the appointment and arrival time once the job is booked.
Do You Rent Dumpsters?
Even if you’re not sure if you need a dumpster rental, it’s good to have the option. Because you can often save money by renting a dumpster and filling it up yourself, this can be one solution for removing your furniture. Although this may work with smaller items like kitchen chairs or coffee table, it might not be ideal for large furniture.