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How to Dispose of a Bed Frame

How to Dispose of a Bed Frame

Dealing with old furniture in the Bay Area can be a hassle, especially if you need to figure out where it can go. It’s more challenging than simply throwing it away, as you might do with smaller items. If you’re looking to remove your old bed frame quickly, we have a few suggestions to make the process more manageable. Environmentally friendly practices are at the forefront of this list, but you could also make a little extra money along the way! Let’s get into it.

Sell Your Bed Frame

If you want to make a little extra money, selling your bed frame is a great idea. Of course, how much you receive (or even if you can sell your bed frame) relies entirely on its condition. No one will want to buy a bed frame that’s falling apart, but if it’s relatively new or has stood the test of time, you may get a reasonable price on it.

When selling online, presentation is everything. There are numerous places online where you can sell your old furniture, but before uploading any images, you need to put your best face – er, frame – forward. Perhaps most importantly, take photos from multiple angles. One picture won’t cut it; people want to see their potential investment. We also recommend including a detailed description – don’t skimp on this! Be honest about the condition it’s in. The last thing you want is for a potential buyer to turn up disappointed.

A tip: be prepared to negotiate on the price. Online buyers are notorious for haggling, so it might be worth putting the base price a little higher than it’s worth, just in case!

Give Away Your Bed Frame

If you want to get rid of your old bed frame quickly without the hassle of building a profile, you could give it away. This is a popular option when moving homes, as you will likely need to remove unwanted furniture ASAP. If a speedy removal is what you’re after, then asking around your family and friend circle would be your best bet. There’s bound to be someone that could benefit from one.

Shelters don’t typically accept bed frame donations. So if no one in your family or friend’s circle is interested in taking your used bed frame, consider using a local Facebook group like Freecycle or Buy Nothing to advertise your free bed frame.

Donate Your Bed Frame

Charities will not accept bed frames. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about large charities and furniture banks accepting used bed frames, along with boxsprings and mattresses. But if you look at the charities’ guidelines and accepted list, you’ll note that they don’t accept these bed items.

The reason charities won’t take these donations is because of the laws in the US which require donated bed items to be refurbished and sanitized before they can be deemed fit for use. And the process involved in bringing bed items up the par is simply not cost-effective for non-profit organizations.

Charities will accept bed sheets, curtains, and small furniture under 25lbs. But before you consider donating anything to a charity, look at their ‘accepted items’ list to save everyone time.

Upcycle Your Old Bed Frame

Upcycling could be the perfect solution if you don’t want to sell or give away your old bed frame. Upcycling allows you to breathe new life into an item you no longer use, and it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. You can make entirely new creations without having to be a DIY expert. This can be especially true for a bed frame, as they are usually pretty easy to dismantle.

Of course, this depends on your bed frame’s material. It’s easier to upcycle wood than metal or plastic, but that doesn’t make it impossible. It all relies on your creativity! Why not upcycle your bed frame into charges, containers, or wall art? If your old bed frame also has an old mattress, you could even repurpose the fabric into covers or other soft furnishings. Let your creativity run wild!

Recycle Your Old Bed Frame

Since we’re all trying to be a little greener these days, recycling your old furniture is commendable. It’s also the best way to lose your old frame if it isn’t fit for use. Most bed frames are made from wood or metal, making them perfect candidates for recycling. However, how you recycle them will differ based on the material.

Metal Frames

The most obvious way to dispose of metal bed frames is to drop them off at a scrap yard or recycling center. If you choose to use a scrap yard, make sure it employs green practices; otherwise, it might end up in a landfill. That’s the opposite of what we’re aiming for! A key element is ensuring the metal is clean and debris-free to better assist with the recycling process.

Wooden Frames

Recycling is even easier if your old bed frame is made from wood. There are bound to be lumber yards in your area that make the most of recycling wood; in some cases, you might even get paid for it! Inquire into how and whether the lumber yard accepts wood first, as they may require you to disassemble the bed frame first. Depending on your specific frame, you could achieve this with a hammer and a screwdriver.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Donate Old Bed Frames?

No. You can’t donate bed frames to local charities because of the laws in the US. The cost to sanitize bed frames, mattresses, and boxsprings for resale is too costly for non-profits, so charities will not accept these bed items.

Can Old Bed Frames Be Recycled?

There are numerous places to recycle your old bed frame, including dedicated recycling plants. The most important thing to be aware of is the material your bed frame is made of, which will alter where it needs to go.

Why Can’t I Just Put My Bed Frame in the Landfill?

There are many reasons why using landfill isn’t a good idea, and the biggest is its environmental impact. We’re running out of space for all the waste we produce, so let’s consider new ways to get rid of old furniture. Recycling, upcycling, or donating your old bed frame is a much better option!

Got an Old Bed Frame to Dispose Of? Call Us!

At Nixxit, we pride ourselves on professionally and efficiently disposing of your old items, including furniture and bed frames! If you’re looking for swift and trusted furniture and recycling removal, book online today. We’ll walk you through the entire process from start to finish. Our practices are environmentally friendly, only utilizing appropriate and nearby recycling centers. Let’s all do our part to keep carbon emissions low in the Bay Area!

If you’re looking for a green and efficient solution for disposing of your old bed frame, contact Nixxit today!

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