Can I use a dumbster rental to remove old furniture?

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Posted by: from Toronto
5/11/2015 at 7:09:20 AM

We are shifting to our new home. It's our first own home and so we have bought mostly new furnitures. The ones we are using were old and so we are getting rid of it. Most of them are in such a bad state that they can only be disposed now.

My friend suggested that I call a disposal bin rental to get rid of the furniture. Is that a good option?

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Date/Time5/12/2015 at 12:30:56 AM

Hi Dina,

Congratulations on your first place! I hope the move goes smoothly for you.

It is sometimes possible to donate used furniture. I know that the Habitat for Humanity up here in York Region accepts furniture at all of their Restore outlets and is where I take any good materials I remove from projects. You could call Habitat GTA and see what they do. You could also call Goodwill. A quick online search might turn up more possibilities.

If all of that fails you could try a curb alert in Kijiji, and Craigslist.

If that doesn't appeal to you, a bin is also an option. You will get charged a fee for drop off and pick up as well as for the actual weight of the materials.

Have fun in your new place!

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman

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Reggie from Onyx Services in Vancouver
Date/Time5/13/2015 at 11:27:53 AM

Hi Dina,

You can 100% rent a bin to dispose of your unwanted furniture.

But you need to remember to call 2-3 different company's before you order one as all there prices are different. The usual price will be a charge for pick up of the bin and drop off and the dump fee.

Another way you can go is call a junk removal company and get a quote from them also.

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