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Can You Throw Away a Couch?

And What You Can Do Instead


Can You Throw Away a Couch?

When you are done with a couch, you probably just want it out of your house. Can you throw away a couch? Learn if this is an option and other things you can do instead.

Can You Throw Away a Couch?

Yes, you can technically throw away your coach. Your waste management company probably has bulk pick-up days when you can leave it on your curb with the rest of your garbage. If you put it out any other day, they might not grab it because it is a bulkier item that requires more help getting it into the truck. It’s best to call your waste management company and see what their policy is.

What You Can Do with an Old Couch

  • If your couch is in good condition, you can try selling it on a local yard sale site like Facebook Marketplace. Be sure to disclose any stains or imperfections it may have to avoid an unhappy customer who might want to back out of the sale once these flaws are revealed.
  • Donate it to a good cause, like a shelter or charitable organization, or a person in need. Only do this if your couch is in relatively good, clean condition.
  • If you’re replacing the couch, you can ask the company you’re buying from if they’ll haul away your old couch when they deliver the new one. It never hurts to ask.
  • Give it away for free. Many people have success when leaving an old couch on the curb with a sign that says “free.” It could disappear overnight or sit there for days. If it’s the latter, find an alternative way to get rid of it as a kindness to your neighbors who might see it as an eyesore.
  • Ask JDog Junk Removal & Hauling for help. Getting rid of a couch is no easy task. Some municipalities impose fines for improperly dumping furniture and most trash companies refuse to pick up items that big during regular stops. The team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling knows how to get rid of old furniture properly and safely. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule the pickup of your old couch.