Do you need to dispose of your old sofa (couch), contact Housily today to book our sofa removal service 0734 231 5580. Fully insured and licensed waste carriers working across Northern Ireland.
Same day collections for bulky items, subject to availability, we do all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. All staff are respectful of social distancing and were masks while working.
Council sofa collection?
Can you take a sofa to the dump? Yes, you can take your old sofa to your local recycling centre FREE of charge. Unfortunately removing a sofa is not as easy as you may think for several reasons.
1) You will need two people to move the old sofa from where it is located to the vehicle you are using to transport the sofa. 2) If you are planning on hiring or borrowing a van, ensure that you are adequately insured. You must also apply for a permit through your local council. Vans are not permitted into recycling centres without a permit.
3) Large sofas may be difficult to remove from your house and may need to be dismantled before they can be removed. This requires some experience and additional equipment. 4) Car and trailer is your best option, but hinges on the fact that your vehicle has a towbar and you have access to a trailer. Ensure the trailer is single axle as double axle trailers are not permitted into recycling centres.
Old Sofa Removal: Call 0734 231 5580
Areas we cover: Donaghadee, Comber, Millisle, Ballywalter, Ballyhalbert, Portaferry, Bangor, Newtownards, Dundonald, Holywood, Belfast, Carryduff, Crumlin, Lisburn, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Hillsborough.
Council sofa collection
Most local councils offers a service where bulky items (sofa’s, furniture) can be collected for a minimal charge. Ards and North Down council will collect up to 6 items for £15 which is ideal for families on a budget.
Unfortunately there are disadvantages to this service. You may have to wait 2 – 4 weeks before the council has the availability to pick up your items. You must remove the items to be collected from your home and place them by the kerbside by 7:00am of the morning of collection. Staff are not permitted to enter your property under any circumstances to remove items.
Only items that are listed prior to collection will be lifted. Any further adjustments must be amended 48 hours prior to collection.
Prohibited items include: (garden waste, trees, rubble, windows, doors, bathroom suites, kitchen units, boilers, radiators, garden sheds, old timber, fencing, dog kennels, flagstones, kerbs, concrete posts, black bags, packaging and cardboard boxes).
A common problem when removing an old sofa. New sofas when delivered are wrapped tightly in plastic. This serves two purposes, 1) Protects your new sofa from damage 2) Compresses and reduces the size of the sofa making it easier to be installed.
Once the packaging has been removed your sofa expands to its full size. This means that when you need to remove the sofa the increase in size through expansion can be problematic.
In situations where it is difficult to remove, sofa dismantling may be the only option. We are experienced in removing all sizes of sofas and are confident we can remove your sofa with minimal disruption.
Sofa removal booking
Contact us below with the following information and we will arrange to collect and dispose of your old sofa.
1) What size is your sofa (3 seater, 2 seater, recliner or combination), 2) Date and time to be collected?