How do I donate my items to help Afghan refugees in Denver?
Afghan refugees that are relocating their entire lives need help with essential daily items. Denver is likely to host many of these families. Everything from furniture to food is helpful. If you want to donate directly to a cause, there are several charities leading the way in Denver. Here are a few:
What kind of donation items are needed to help refugees in Denver?
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of people who have been upended and lost everything they have known. If you are considering cleaning out a few items, see if they can go to help people in need before throwing them away. While we are not a donation service, we would rather see items put to good use to help people than ending up hauled away with the trash. If your items are no longer useable, or don't fit with what can be donated, we will be happy to by the hauling service that takes those things away.
Redecorating and sprucing up your living space can be a lot of fun until the time comes to find a way to get rid of your old furniture. For some, it's just a hassle trying to find a dumping facility, but for many there are additional environmental concerns.
Can I donate my old furniture?
Yes! The first thing to consider is whether the furniture is at the end of its useable life. If you think someone might be able to use it, there are many options from donation to resale that could take your old furniture and make it new to someone else. Denver has many charities and resale shops. We think reuse is the best option, and here are a few options in the Denver area:
Should I just throw my old furniture away?
If it is beyond repair, badly soiled, or damaged in some other way, it is time to find a proper way to dispose of it. Recycling is the second best option to reuse. There may be furniture recycling facilities near you.
Many municipalities offer large item pickup as part of their trash collection, but there can be restrictions on what items are accepted. If you live in Denver and surrounding areas in Colorado, you might check those resources. Here are three local links:
https://www.cityofwestminster.us/largeitemcleanup (Sorry, cancelled for 2021. Check back in 2022)
Whether you live in Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Arvada, Thornton, or even as far out as Parker or Boulder, there are online resources from most municipalities to help you.
Who will haul my old furniture away for me?
What if you don't have the means or the time to drag your broken furniture to the dump, recycling facility, or wait for a large item trash day? That's where a junk hauling service comes in.
If you want to get rid of old furniture in Denver and surrounding areas in Colorado, one of the easiest ways to do it is to hire a junk hauling service. You won't have to wait for oversized trash collection days, and you won't have to ask friends to help load up your stuff and take it to a dump. At Sustainable Junk Removal, we handle the removal, loading, hauling, and disposal of your old furniture in Denver and surrounding areas.
Can I drop off my old furniture myself?
We are not a drop-off facility, but there are places that are open to the public. We do not have a comprehensive list of facilities in the area, so the best option is to use an internet search to find one near you. Be sure to call ahead and learn about the process for a dump facility. You will often find that the minimum fee and the time and effort are not really any savings over hiring us to take care of it for you, but make sure to cover your load if you do choose to haul it yourself!
One last note on what NOT to do when getting rid of old furniture. Never dump any trash illegally. That includes dropping donations off outside of the donation processing times or at locations that are not equipped to accept furniture. Not only is it bad for the environment and a terrible eyesore in a state as beautiful as Colorado, but getting caught comes with hefty fines.
Depending on the condition of the piece, it can be free to donate some used furniture at charity and resale shops, or you might even make a few bucks if you resell it yourself. It's always best to reuse before recycling or trash.
Here are even more ideas on the topic from the city of Denver.
Denvergov.org - Don't trash it. Donate it!
We couldn’t have picked a stranger time to open our doors. Of course, starting a business is a lengthy process, and you don’t get to dictate how long each step takes. Getting insurance coverage as a start-up can take time. Getting the correct licenses for business and vehicles when many state offices were preparing to close was definitely a challenge. Even getting a new business to show up in Google searches when most of the people who work for Google were adjusting to new working conditions was slower than normal.
Still, the junk piles up, and we have been ramping up to full speed as a result. We want to extend a genuine thanks to our customers during our first month of business. You have made all the effort leading up to the unfortunate timing of our grand opening all worth it!
As a result of the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, we are going to extend our grand opening pricing through at least the month of May. In addition, we will be continuing our safety measure 20% discount, up to $50, if you set your junk in the driveway or at the curb, helping us prevent exposure to you and our workers by having to enter your property.
In the very unfortunate event of a loss of a loved one from Coronavirus, we are here to provide estate clean-out services for as close to our cost as we can. We are offering 40% off of COVID-19 loss estate clean-out. As always, we strive to source ways to reuse good items, and recycle as much as we can of what’s left. We don’t want to see your loved one’s possessions end up in a landfill.
In these uncertain times, we know anyone could be suddenly and unexpectedly hit with a major loss and difficulty managing an estate. Many businesses are stepping up to provide assistance for people in need, and Sustainable Junk Removal is no exception. If you find yourself grieving over a loss due to Coronavirus and are unsure how to handle belongings of a household that remain, let us help. We are offering a 40% bereavement discount off of all hauling services for people impacted by the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19*. We are not just a trash collection company that dumps waste in the landfill. We focus on reuse and recycling. We donate, repurpose, recycle, and reuse as much as possible, and your loved one's items will be no exception. We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy, but we are here to help if that time comes.
*Bereavement offer cannot be combined with other offers and does not apply to single item pickup.
Starting a business is not an instant thing. It takes months of planning and strategy to do everything from iron out the details between partners to securing insurance and licensing. When it comes to starting a service business, there’s more to it than simply having prior experience. When we started planning Sustainable Junk Removal in late 2019, there was no hint of COVID-19. However, here we are at our launch and the world is in a strange place. We understand that trash removal, junk hauling, or whatever term you prefer, is essential, but so is safety for our customers and our workers. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect everyone during these lock-down measures:
As a green focused hauler, we collect everything from new items to pure rubbish, and we responsibly distribute them for reuse or recycling. Many donation sites are currently closed or operating on limited capacity, but we are still sourcing distribution channels for reuse of good items and recycling of other materials. If you are responsibly staying at home in Denver and surrounding areas and are either doing spring cleaning or maybe you have a pile of junk that has become a daily eyesore, give us a call. We are here to help.
*Discount cannot be combined with other offers and does not apply to single item pickup.