There have been many cases in the past where a fire broke out due to residents inappropriate disposal of their bulky furniture or appliances. Therefore, it’s important to dispose such items in the correct and responsible way to prevent such cases from happening.
Here are 10 ways on how you can dispose, sell or donate your unwanted items.
Call your town council or a licensed waste collector
If you are staying in HDB, town council provides free disposal of items for up to 3 bulky items per month. However, this does not include built-in furniture that needs to be dismantled.
Junk to clear
If your house is packed with unwanted junks that are difficult to donate or sell, you can call Junk To Clear. This company is a waste management and bulky waste removal company which helps to take care of your disposal needs. They deal with all kinds of junks from termites infested furniture to junk that are thrown outside landed homes.
Contact: 6749 2306
Hock Siong & Co
Hock Siong & Co started out as Karang Guni and ventured into dealing with second hand furniture, operating equipment and antiquities from local hotels and residential households. They specialize in refurbishing used items and sell them again. Items include different types of seating, tables, cabinets, Chinese furniture and deco and even retro or vintage items.
Normally, they will ask for a photograph for the items to access them before arranging for collection or payment.
Location: 153 Kampong Ampat
Opening hours: daily, 9.30am-5.50pm
Second Charm gives unwanted furniture a new-look by transforming them and then selling them. They take in mostly vintage items with value and potential to be repurpose into a stylish piece of furniture. Most items such as armchairs, dining tables or cabinets are cleaned, fixed and given a new coat of paint. How much they pay depends on the condition of your item.
Location: #05-165 Mapletree Industrial Building, 21 Kallang Avenue
Opening hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-5.30pm; Sun, noon-5pm; closed on Mondays
You are able to receive instant cash by getting rid of your unwanted items with cash converter. They have outlets everywhere on this island. For items that are huge or too bulky, you can request for a Housecall. Simply just fill up a Housecall request form on their website, and they will inform you on the pickup and fees involved.
Contact: 6744 8682
Donate to Pass it on
This is started by Central Singapore Community Development Council and managed by Welfare Organization. Simply post a picture that you wish to give away together with a short description of the item on their website. Do note that your item must still usable or working. Then, just wait for someone to accept your donation.
The items will be delivered to them on your own or you can pay a small fee for it be picked up from your place.
Donate to New2U thrift shop
New2U is part of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations, in which the proceeds are used for the benefit of various communities. They accept pre-loved items from bags, clothes, accessories, toys and utensils. To donate, indicate “Donation for New2U” on your bags and drop them off at their thriftshop.
Location: 96 Waterloo Street
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 10.30am-2.30pm
Donate to The salvation army
Unwanted goods like electronic devices, books and furniture from your home or office can help local communities in an important and practical way. Just drop them off at any Salvation Army Donation In Kind booths, and the charity’s social enterprise arm, Red Shield Industries, will process them and retail those in good condition at their Family Stores located all over the island.
Blessings in a bag
This organization collects donated items such as books, toys and electronics and distributes them to low-opportunity, under-resourced people in the society.
Remember to clear your junks or unwanted items through the right channel above!
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