Planning a living room makeover? Purchased a stylish new leather sectional and don’t need the old couch anymore? Inherited a dining room set and need to get rid of the old table? In Ottawa, there are many ways you can safely and responsibly dispose of your unwanted furniture, and dozens of drop-off sites can be found across the city proper. After all, why simply dump it in a landfill when someone in need could make use of it through a donation?
Non-Profit Organizations and Shelters
Ottawa’s several shelters willingly accept gently used furnishings, and you can be assured that they will help those in the direst of need. They allow for drop-offs, but it never hurts to call in advance to ensure that what you intend to bring is accepted. Additionally, other non-profit organizations such as Matthew House also welcome and encourage furniture donations, in addition to clothing and other helpful items.
Ottawa boasts a booming “thrifting” scene for deal-hunters and those looking to make ends meet on a low budget. The city is home to over a dozen Salvation Army, Value Village, and Saint Vincent de Paul locations, among several one-off resale stores. While Value Village and Saint Vincent de Paul willingly accepts gently used furnishings, bear in mind that their available retail space is finite. They won’t accept items that generally do not sell or take up too much space, such as office desks and bed frames.
The Salvation Army works differently in that you’ll normally need to schedule an appointment with them, involving their sending out a representative to evaluate your items and remove them. While this procedure ensures that accepted items are sold and passed on to those in need with minimal wastage, it requires that everything needs to be ready at your front door.
Ottawa Junk Removal Services
Many associate junk removal companies with those who simply take everything to a landfill and dump it. At Junk Ninja, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While we recycle and responsibly dispose of items including furniture, we donate everything we can back to those in need in the Ottawa area. In fact, this is the most efficient and humane way of getting rid of unwanted furnishings, as we store items until they can be donated since demand changes throughout the four seasons of the year, and only recycle what can’t be reused.
Whether you bring your old furniture to one of Ottawa’s shelters, drop off at thrift stores, or utilize Junk Ninja’s furniture removal services, there are many responsible and environmentally friendly ways of disposing of your items. Visit our website to learn more about how Junk Ninja goes the extra mile to responsibly dispose of your furniture and donate back to the Ottawa area.