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Old Furniture Disposal and Recycling

House Clearance in Clitheroe Books for RecyclingLancashire House Clearance offer Old Furniture disposal throughout Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Sofa disposal can be taken care of relatively cheaply if you use your local council large item collection service. Therefore we recommend you contact your local authority first as they are nearly always cheaper than us.

We can take any furniture from inside your property. Your local council may require you to put it outside of your property.

Upholstered furniture is now considered unsafe for normal recycling and must be processed differently. The regulations state that waste containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) must be handled and disposed of in a specific way.

When Considering Furniture Disposal, what is POP’s

Upholstered domestic seating will contain POPs. For example:

  • sofas
  • sofa beds
  • armchairs
  • kitchen and dining room chairs
  • stools and foot stools
  • home office chairs
  • futons
  • bean bags, floor and sofa cushions

This includes any part made of or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam.

What Exactly is POPs

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are a group of chemicals that are harmful to the environment and human health.

They are persistent, meaning they break down slowly in the environment, and they are often bioaccumulative, meaning they build up in the bodies of animals and humans over time.

There are a number of ways to deal with POPs waste. The most common method is to incinerate it at high temperatures, which will destroy the chemicals.

Another option is to chemically treat the waste to break down the POPs. In some cases, it is possible to recycle the waste, but this is usually not possible for POPs-contaminated materials.

The following are the main steps involved in dealing with POPs waste from furniture disposal.:

  1. Identification: The first step is to identify the waste as POPs waste. This can be done by testing the waste for the presence of POPs. The norm is now to class it as POPs on collection from any Upholstered furniture disposal.
  2. Storage: POPs waste must be stored in a secure manner to prevent it from being released into the environment. The storage facility must be designed to prevent leaks and spills, and the waste must be kept separate from other types of waste.
  3. Transportation: POPs waste must be transported to a disposal or treatment facility in a safe and secure manner. The transport vehicle must be properly sealed to prevent leaks, and the waste must be accompanied by documentation that identifies it as POPs waste.
  4. Disposal or treatment: POPs waste must be disposed of or treated in a manner that will destroy the POPs. This can be done by incineration, chemical treatment, or recycling.

The disposal or treatment of POPs waste must be carried out by a licensed facility that is capable of handling hazardous waste.

The facility must have the necessary equipment and procedures to ensure that the POPs are destroyed or irreversibly transformed.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when dealing with POPs waste:

  • Preventing mixing: POPs waste must not be mixed with other types of waste, as this could spread the POPs to other areas.
  • Labeling: POPs waste must be properly labeled to identify it as hazardous waste.
  • Recordkeeping: All activities related to the handling of POPs waste must be carefully documented. This documentation will help to ensure that the waste is properly managed and that the appropriate disposal or treatment methods are used.

By following these steps, you can help to ensure that POPs waste is properly managed and that the POPs are destroyed or irreversibly transformed.

This will prevent them from harming the environment and human health. Furniture Disposal and Old sofa disposal is not always as straight forward as you would think.

Contact us for free advice and for a price on your furniture disposal.