Furniture (beds, chairs, chest of drawers, cupboards, desks, ottomans, sofas, wardrobes)

Find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle furniture.


Before thinking about reuse, recycling or disposal options for your furniture, have you considered whether it could be repaired?

There are several repair cafes and groups in Suffolk who offer free help to local communities. Please visit the repair cafes page to find out more.


Offer furniture in good condition to charity shops (find your nearest charity) or through an online reuse network, sell at a car boot sale, jumble sale or online market place. They can also be offered to friends, neighbours or relatives. Furniture in good condition can also be taken to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and placed in the re-use container (ask site staff for details).

Please note: If you want to donate a sofa or upholstered furniture to a charity it needs to have the fire labels still attached otherwise they will not be able to take it.


Take to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and place it in the container appropriate to the material the piece of furniture is made of. Please ask site staff for advice.

Furniture containing MDF must be placed in the wood container.

Alternatively, your local borough or district council offers a charged bulky waste collection service.