Tuesday, 17 June 2014

What to do with your old sofa?

Your lounge just had a facelift, new carpet is fitted and the new curtains shows off really well against the freshly decorated walls. You even splashed out on a new chandelier and the room is light up beautify in the evenings.
The only thing now missing is a new sofa. Though what to do with your old sofa before the new one gets delivered?

Here are a few options on what to do with your old sofa:
A general website packed with information on how to responsibly dispose of your sofa can be found at http://www.frn.org.uk/ 

Other sites for sofa recycling  include:
Freecycle   https://www.freecycle.org/
A UK wide network where you can post all your unwanted items on to help you find a good home. Rule is that you give the sofa away for free.

Charities that deal in sofa reuse / recycling
SOFA is a registered charity whose mission is to:
Maximise the donation of furniture and electrical goods from the people of Leicestershire to promote re-use and thereby benefit the environment.
To help local people in need by selling furniture and electrical items at affordable prices.
Provide a real work environment for volunteers seeking to improve their life opportunities

Cambridge Re-Use is a volunteer based service helping people on low income to furnish their homes
The generosity of our donors and a dedicated team of volunteers enables our service to help hundreds of people on low income every year
Our store is open to households on a low income.

Contact your chosen charity to arrange collection or delivery and discuss their requirements first.

Do note that some items might not be accepted for health and safety reasons - Read our blog on dangerous fabrics
Always ensure the sofa you want to donate has a fire safety certificate attached. The fire safety certificate is usually attached to the base frame of the sofa.