What's the best way to get rid of old furniture in Charlotte, NC?
The best ways to get rid of old furniture in Charlotte are to donate, resell, recycle or trash.
Easier said than done.
Furniture is heavy, cumbersome and fragile. And even if you are able to move it, you still have to figure out where to take it and how you’ll get it there.
Folks across the Queen City are faced with this frustrating furniture situation.
Whether you’re downsizing, upgrading or just looking to declutter, figuring out how to get rid of old furniture can be daunting.
We’ve got you covered. Check it out. We’ve got the 7 best ways to get rid of old furniture in Charlotte, NC.
Interesting (& disturbing) Stat: Americans throw out more than 12 millions tons of furniture EVERY YEAR! The solid waste mountains in the landfill have grown 450% since 1969 (per EPA).
7 ways to get rid of old furniture in Charlotte, NC.
Beds for Kids [Donate]
Beds for Kids is a Charlotte, NC based furniture bank, “dedicated to serving with dignity and powerfully supplementing a family’s resources as the rise out of poverty and into self- sufficiency.” Beds for Kids will pick up from your home or you may drop off at their warehouse. Here’s the items they take.
* They may be the only place in Charlotte that accepts mattresses!
Facebook Marketplace [Resell]
Facebook Marketplace is a really efficient and easy way to resell old furniture you no longer use or need. Here are a few tips:
- What you paid for the furniture has no bearing on what you’re selling it for. Be reasonable with your sales price. The furniture’s only worth what someone’s willing to pay for it.
- Meet in public or bring a friend. Be cautious about buyers coming into your house to remove furniture. Besides the “stranger danger” fear, they could potentially damage the furniture your home or injure themselves. You may consider hiring professional moving help to get furniture down to the garage or to deliver to the buyer’s house.
- Be wary about payment types. Accept only cash or digital payments (Venmo or PayPal). There seems to be some scam connected to Zelle.
- Include photos and measurements in your listing. Also be very specific about condition, sales expectations and payment terms.
- Use the “smell test.” If something seems off or spammy about the sales inquiry trust your gut. Do your homework and check out the buyers’ profiles. No info, no friends or wrong geography are red flags.
Tender Hearts [Donate]
Based in York, SC Tender Hearts is, “a community of people working together to change lives through women’s shelters, men’s shelters, baby care and senior care programs.” Tender Hearts accepts clothing, household goods, furniture and holiday decorations. They’re also always in need of personal hygiene items. Tender Hearts is part of the ReSupply Network offering Priority Donation Pickup Service. With this paid service, they can remove furniture from anywhere in the house and can disassemble as needed.
Trash and Stash provides residential customers with affordable, professional and eco- friendly junk removal. We donate, recycle or resell stuff before dumping. By capitalizing on recycling partnerships (including relationships with the above mentioned organizations) we’re a one- stop shop. By far the easiest way to responsibly get rid of old furniture. Contact us to discuss your furniture removal.
Innovation Barn (Exchange Board) [Donate] The Innovation Barn is “ground zero for Circular Charlotte, a joint project with the City of Charlotte to transition Charlotte to a circular economy.” They accept all sorts of difficult- to- dispose of recyclables like plastic and glass, They also have an Exchange board/ “wish list” where community members can post either items they have to give- away or items they’re looking for. This is a great way to get items out of your garage and into the hands of people who want/ need it.
Foxhole Disposal & Recycling Center [Trash/ Recycling] If your old furniture is past its functional life, responsible disposal is an option. Located in Ballantyne, the Foxhole Disposal and Recycling Center is a convenient spot to get rid of your old furniture. If you go this route, be sure to take the time to break the furniture down so the parts that are recyclable get recycled. We believe in the Circular Economy, but sometimes that’s not always an option.
E- Metals Recycling [Recycling] Located in Pineville, NC, E- Metals is a scrap metal recycling center that’s open to the public. They accept steel, copper, aluminum, brass and stainless steel. E-Metals will pay you a fee from bringing scrap metal to them. Break down furniture and pull the metal. Some metal is worth more than others, so take the time to separate my metal time for a better payout!
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