When it comes to getting rid of a sofa in the UK legally and responsibly, use our top tips to help you and the planet.

Donate it

If your sofa is in good condition and usable, consider donating it to a local charity, furniture bank, or community organisation. They may be able to arrange a pickup or provide drop-off locations.

Sell or give it away

You can try selling or giving away your sofa through online platforms, such as classified ad websites or social media groups. Many people are often looking for affordable furniture on sites such as Freecycle, Facebook Marketplace, and Gumtree.

Offer it to friends or family

Ask around. Does someone you know need of a sofa? It could be a win-win situation as you get rid of your sofa while helping a friend.

Contact the retailer

If you’re buying a new sofa, some retailers offer a service to collect and dispose of your old sofa when delivering the new one. Check whether they provide this service.

Call Junk Taxi!

We cover the whole of south-east London and are familiar with the area. Give us a bell to book a slot. There are other professional furniture removal services around the UK that can collect and dispose of sofas properly. Ensure they also have the necessary licenses and certifications to handle waste disposal.

Recycle it

Check with your local recycling centre (dump) to see if they accept sofas. Some facilities may disassemble the sofa and recycle the individual components.

Upcycle or repurpose

If you’re feeling creative, consider upcycling or repurposing the sofa. You can transform it into something new, like a pet bed, outdoor seating, or even a bookshelf. Get inspired by the many DIY tutorials online.

Consult your local council

Some councils provide bulk waste collection services for large items like sofas. Check their website to see if they offer such services and what the requirements are.

Remember, dumping furniture illegally is harmful to the environment and can result in fines. By responsibly disposing of your sofa, you’re contributing to a cleaner and greener planet. Contact Junk Taxi for the professional helping hand you require.

Junk Taxi

Call 020 3092 2961 to discuss your requirements with a member of our team. Alternatively, email We’ll ensure that your rubbish, waste, or unwanted items are collected promptly and professionally.