Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dump the Halls

Today, my neighbor asked me about getting rid of old furniture. It's a good question because if you're not from this area (with family to tell you how it all works) it's hard to know exactly what to do. Your grandparents are coming for the holidays, your house is a trashy dump and the regular pickup won't take it! What's a citizen to do? I did a little due diligence, so I figured I'd share the same info with my blog buddies.

If it's in good enough shape for someone else, you can take it to Goodwill. If it's beyond all hope, look to the local dump or recycling center. Stamford Talk did a great blog post on exactly that, and you can learn more on the city website.

If your dump-related needs are bigger than your car's capacity, you can have someone else do the heavy lifting for you. It will cost you a little more, but you can have a company like Independent Refuse come along to lend a hand. If it's acres o'stuff you need to eliminate, you might contact Junkluggers or 1-800-Got-Junk.

Happy Dumping!


Rob said...

I have donated old furniture to Laurel House, they pick up and are friendlier then Goodwill.

Streets of Stamford said...

There's also a thrift store on Washington Boulevard near the Government Center that picks up furniture if it's in good shape.

Poems in Search of Pictures said...

Thanks for the other good leads Rob and SOS.

Stamford Talk said...

With teamwork, we can figure out how to get rid of our crap!

Thanks for the link, KB!

patty said...

I also have to say thanks for the link - I guest posted on ST about Mygatt. I must admit, when it comes to plain 'ole recycling runs, my heart is now at Scofield. Despite the limited hours, it's close to my house and really convenient. Truck full of cardboard and other Christmas detritus, I spent a happy 5 minutes there yesterday recycling it all.

When it comes to getting rid of furniture, I am a big fan of craigslist.