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How to throw away / recycle a sofa

Hi everyone ,

We are leaving , and need to throw away our sofa. We tried selling it, and offered it for free but no one wanted it.

Is there anything we need to know about throwing away a couch , other than putting the right amount of stickers on it ?

Does it need to be disassembled ?

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Re: How to throw away / recycle a sofa

The charges vary from canton to canton, so if it is heavy it may be worth comparing. You drive up to the "recycling" station. They weigh the car on entry and exit and charge accordingly. Otherwise you can carry it into the station.
Have you tried caritas? Now is a bad time, but they do take on furniture.
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Re: How to throw away / recycle a sofa

Thanks KiwiSteve

We haven't tried Caritas, and unfortunately we won't have time to try it. We donated many things to HeilsArmee ( Salvation Army ) , but couldn't donate everything we wanted to before all the stores went on lockdown !

We're hoping the recycling places nearby will be open for the sofa , and some electronics , and odds and ends.

Anyways, thanks again !
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Thanks KiwiSteve

We haven't tried Caritas, and unfortunately we won't have time to try it. We donated many things to HeilsArmee ( Salvation Army ) , but couldn't donate everything we wanted to before all the stores went on lockdown !

We're hoping the recycling places nearby will be open for the sofa , and some electronics , and odds and ends.

Anyways, thanks again !
They are still open, but they are also damn busy since half of the country suddenly has time to clean up their house, in Zürich they had long line outside.

You could google for somebody to collect in your neighbourhood, some people earn some extra by collecting it at your home and dispose for you. Saves time and hassle which is worth some money.
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Was able to get the couch recycled . Thanks all !!
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