Sofa pickup & disposal in San Jose CA can be painless.
Residents of San Jose CA can have a hard time getting rid of old, unwanted furniture such as a sectional couch or sleeper sofa. Since you came here and you’re reading this right now, I bet you’re one of them.
You’re probably thinking about throwing your unwanted sofa out on the lawn, over the balcony, or behind a dumpster and just hoping really hard that nobody saw you or catches you.
But wait! There’s an easier way; I promise. In this post, we’ll talk about getting rid of your old sofa in San Jose, California and how you can make the whole process of couch disposal quick and painless without doing anything illegal.
How to Throw Away a Sofa in San Jose CA
Some residents of San Jose who live in certain service areas are allowed to have a bulky waste item, such as a sofa or a recliner, disposed of for free twice a year. Unfortunately, you’re only allowed to have about 2 cubic yards of junk hauled away or disposed of.
Any items that are longer than 5 feet aren’t allowed for this program, and you’re really only allotted 1 single item to drop off or to be hauled away for free. You can tack on larger items and additional pieces, but it’s going to cost you a lot in extra fees.
Because a sofa is usually longer than 5 feet, you might find yourself sorely disappointed after you’ve pulled out the tape measure to check your sofa’s size and find that it’s a foot or two too long to be hauled away or dropped off for free.
Plus, you’ll need to go online or call and schedule a special collection or drop-off request ahead of time, and there can be a long wait time for your request to be fulfilled, so you could miss the free pickup time window.
There are several rules and restrictions which eligible San Jose residents must follow when having a sofa picked up by the local waste collector or dropping the sofa off at the collection center. Breaking any of those rules, even accidentally, can easily earn you a dumping citation and a hefty fine.
Even though this disposal program has done a considerable amount of good for San Jose’s residents and the environment by curbing illegal dumping, for those who don’t have access to a car or truck large enough to haul a sofa to a recycler, it can cause more frustration than relief.
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Sofa Donation & Recycling in San Jose CA
Maybe you’re thinking about donating your old sofa to a San Jose charity so it can go to someone in need, instead of sending it to the dump where it will only sit there and hurt the environment.
It’s difficult to decide which San Jose charity to donate your unwanted sofa to because you want to make sure your old sofa helps someone in need, but you have no way of knowing what the charity will do with it once you’ve donated.
Not to mention, everything you’ve heard about the furniture donation process and regulations has just made you even more confused about how to donate your sofa.
When donating any upholstered furniture, or anything else for that matter, to charity you need to be certain it is completely free of any rips, stains, tears, fraying, or any other damage.
Many times, people donate things to charity that ought to have been disposed of instead. This costs the charity quite a lot of money and volunteer hours, making it a less efficient use of their resources than purchasing a new sofa for them to give to those in need.
If your unwanted sofa or other furniture is still in good condition, check with San Jose area charities such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill to see if they will accept your unwanted furniture.
Just know that many times, they cannot accept a used sofa because it either doesn’t meet certain standards or because they already have too many other donated pieces of furniture.
If none of these thrift shop charities will take your used sofa, you can also call around to other nonprofit organizations in San Jose. Schools, religious organizations, senior centers, and homeless shelters are all great places to look.
Also know that if the San Jose charity you choose accepts your donated sofa, you’ll more than likely end up having to haul it to their donation center to drop it off. Some charities offer pickup to people who can’t get to the drop-off center, but it can usually be a few weeks before they are able to get to you.
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San Jose Sofa Removal Services
Residents of San Jose can find it difficult to properly dispose of an old or unwanted sofa, which is why many of them decide to have a furniture removal company handle all of the logistics and hard work for them instead.
It’s easy to see why they choose furniture removal when you think of all the fines, fees, truck rental, fuel, equipment, and time required to dispose of a sofa on your own in San Jose.
It’s even easier to see why so many San Jose residents prefer Couch Disposal Plus when choosing a furniture removal company because Couch Disposal Plus provides excellent furniture removal service to San Jose residents and thousands of other people across the United States.
While other furniture haulers take everything they pick up straight to the dump, Couch Disposal Plus uses green disposal methods. They’ll donate your unwanted sofa to charity or, if no charities will take it, they’ll haul it to a San Jose recycling center to keep it out of the waste stream.
Most furniture removal companies charge a minimum fee for their services. The base rate for a full load (about 450 cubic feet) is usually about $500 and up, and the absolute minimum rate is around $100.
Then they tack on added charges for things like difficulty, how far your location is from their office, the size and weight of your furniture, special disposal requirements, how many truckloads you have, the time it takes to get everything, and their labor costs.
Couch Disposal Plus doesn’t add hidden fees and they don’t have a minimum, so their prices are usually 20-30% less than what most other furniture removal services would charge you for the same job.
Before you even schedule a pickup with Couch Disposal Plus, they’ll give you an upfront, honest final price that’s all-inclusive with nothing hidden. That way, you’re well-informed about what to expect and how much you’ll pay.
With Couch Disposal Plus’s custom technology platform, you can track your pickup every step of the way with real-time updates and notifications, white label pre-calling, and GPS enabled tracking so you’re not trapped in your house waiting around all day for your sofa to be picked up.
Plus, with Couch Disposal Plus’s loaders each carrying a $1 Million premium insurance policy and having passed full criminal and driver background checks, you know your sofa and other furniture is being picked up by experienced professionals you can trust.