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How to Dispose of Furniture in Downers Grove

Getting Rid of Furniture in Downers Grove
Getting Rid of Furniture in Downers Grove

Picture this, you are upgrading your bedroom, or kids bedroom or are redesigning the interior of your house. You buy new furniture, paint the walls, maybe install new floors, and take a step back to bask in the glory... until you realize you have a garage filled with unwanted mattresses, cabinets, desks, etc. The next question you might be asking is "How do I throw all this junk away?"

Luckily for you, this guide will explain multiple different ways that you can get rid of that unwanted furniture in the Downers Grove area, but can act as a guide for anybody, anywhere.

Dumpster Rental Companies

One great option for a seamless disposal process involves calling your local dumpster rental company and securing an order for a dumpster rental. The great thing about dumpster rental companies that you might not get from your municipal garbage disposal is the ability to throw away waste in bulk. This means that instead of hording your garbage and throwing it away in your garbage bin, little by little, week by week, you can just rent a large dumpster container and throw all of your unwanted garbage at once.

Dumpster rental vendors offer various sizes of large containers that allow you to throw out all your trash, including furniture, in one blow and are often simpler, easier, and more convenient then other options such as driving to a landfill yourself.

Trashbox is located in Downers Grove and opened during a pandemic, we are here to help satisfy your waste removal needs using smart solutions, and with competitive prices. This means no delivery or pick up fees, transparent costs, and taxes included. Give us a call for a free quote and advice from our support team to help you find a solution for getting rid of your garbage.

Municipal Garbage Collection Services

If you're not pressured to dispose of your garbage all at once, then you can unload it little by little. As of May 28th, 2021, the Downers Grove municipal garbage collection service is run by Republic Services. As per the guidelines with Republic Services, Downers Grove residents must purchase and attach a sticker on each item or bag placed on the curb outside the garbage bin. You can buy these stickers either from the Downers Grove village hall, or from participating locations such as Walgreens or Jewel. For a complete list of waste sticker vendors, check out the Downers Grove waste guidelines and collection schedule website.

The current price per sticker as of 2021 is $4.10, meaning that if you plan on throwing out a dresser and two bed frames, you will need to go and buy three stickers for a total of $12.30 and bring those pieces to the curb and wait for them to get picked up.

Dumpster Diving

Another possible way of throwing out that furniture relies on the old phrase "One mans trash is another mans treasure". This means that you might be able to leave some furniture or other garbage on your curb and another resident might stop by and pick up that bedframe you didn't need.

Firs off, this is completely legal, the 1988 Supreme Court decision from California vs Greenwood declared that garbage located next to a public road is seen as public domain, meaning that anyone can take from it. This method is based on luck, not only does someone have to pass by your house and see your garbage, but they have to want to take it and drive it to their house. So this is not a sure way to get rid of your garbage, but it doesn't hurt to try.

Selling Online

This option might lead you with a little extra cash in your pocket. Due to the incredible rise in prominence of the internet, we are able to connect to local, state-wide, national and even international markets such as eBay and Amazon. You're most likely not going to be able to sell second hand item on Amazon, but eBay is the best place to sell your unwanted furniture online to get the most eyes on it.

However, depending on how large the furniture is, shipping costs might really hurt the revenue from your selling offer. Another option is to use sites like OfferUp or Facebook Marketplace. The great thing about OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace is the ability to sell locally without having to ship the good and incur those costs. This means that you can take a picture of that desk you're trying to get rid of, get some offers, and eventually sell and have the buyer just come pick up the furniture. No need to take a trip to FedEx or UPS, and just getting it off your hands with an extra buck in your pocket.


Here at Trashbox, we provide smart solutions to get rid of your unwanted trash. We don't charge any extra fees for delivery or pickup, and take care of taxes with simple flat rates. Located in Downers Grove, we opened up in the beginning of 2021 during a world wide pandemic, and fought to offer competitive dumpster rental rates, a world class support team here to offer advice and help, and quality service from our drivers. Call (630)450-3960 to get a free quote for you next dumpster rental.

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