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Getting rid of unwanted furniture (not selling).

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  1. #1

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    Getting rid of unwanted furniture (not selling).

    Does anyone know how to dispose of unwanted furniture? The stuff I need to get rid of is unlikely to be of use to anyone second-hand and in any event I don't have time for people to come round and view it - need to get shot of the whole lot in one go. Armchair, bedside tables, bookshelf, wicker chest, large rug. I also have a real Christmas tree going bald on my balcony that needs to go too.

    Any recommendations appreciated - I'm in Happy Valley. Ideally English-speaking so that I can make the arrangement for collection. I've done a search of this forum under furniture disposal, dispose unwanted furniture etc and nothing.

    Thanks.


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    you can advertised for a free collection of these items on this forum or the other hk expat forum, even better response if you add photographs, once you have done this, i can ensure that many people will contact you to collect these items

    Most people will appreciate the enviromental friend aspect in doing this


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    The front desk guys in your building may have some local contacts.


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    There is a charity in Hong Kong called Crossroads Welcome to the Crossroads Foundation — Crossroads Global Distribution that redistributes used furniture to people in poor countries.

    That I said when I tried to donate some furniture to them I got so fed up with their attitude (they seemed to be determined to prove that they were doing me a favour by even considering letting me donate stuff to them) that I gave up in the end and threw the stuff away.

    Maybe I was just unlucky with the person who answered a phone (or maybe you have more patience) in which case it may be worth giving them a try.

    I had much better luck with the Government recycling scheme GovHK: Waste Reduction & Recycling for computer equipment - very straightforward, took the details, came round and picked them up, no fuss, no bother but I don't think they have a program for furniture.

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    Post it on Freecycle as a job-lot.


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    I'd second what Dipper said about Crossroads - yes they are the right place and yes they are a pain to deal with!


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    The building management of some larger developments also sometimes arrange contractors to take away skips full of junk in the period before CNY (i.e. about now). Look out for notices on your building notice board if you're in that type of place.


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    Ikea collect and dispose of old furniture. For a fee of course.