What to Know about Used Patio Furniture DisposalWhile outdoor patio furniture might not make the list of the biggest surprise home safety hazards, it is still unsightly. Trouble is, because of its size and very little pre-used demand, it’s going to be problematic getting rid of it all. In many localities, big household items, such as appliances and furniture, aren’t picked up by the local trash collection agency.
Nothing lasts forever, and this is true of your casual outdoor furniture. Body oil, exposure to the sun, suntan lotion, pool chlorine and bird excrement conspire to slowly destroy your patio furniture. A $250 set of patio furniture from a big-box store probably isn’t worth the time, effort or expense of fixing. Just toss it. However, if your outdoor furniture represents a major investment, is still serviceable and the problem areas are minimal, save some money by having it professionally refurbished — or do it yourself. —Bankrate.comHowever, if you live in a city, town, or municipality which heavily promotes recycling and/or doesn’t pick up this type of junk, you’ll have to find another way to deal with it. The good news is, there are things you can do with it all so it doesn’t continue to be a problem.
Used Patio Furniture Disposal Options in DeLandIf the furniture is too far gone to use as outdoor furniture again, you can simply dispose of it. But, it will have to be done in compliance with your city’s code and disposal regulations.
- Sell it. Place a local online ad and be sure to stipulate the buyer is responsible for taking it. This way, you can put a few dollars in your pocket and get rid of that stuff at the same time.
- Refurbish it. If it’s just the cushions which are worn out, it’s easy to replace them. Viola! You’ve got a brand new set in no time at all. Choose different colors from the originals to give it a whole new look. That’s quite a bit of bang for the buck.
- Junk it outright. Of course, you can always junk it. Take advantage of the situation and get rid of a whole lot of other stuff you don’t want at the same time.