How to recycle properly when getting rid of furnitures

How to recycle properly when getting rid of furnitures

Arnaud

You may think it is obvious that everything gets recycled once it's thrown in a dump. You also may think that most cities have an efficient system of waste treatment, that allows them to just give a second life to all the components of a piece of furniture, or of an object. These ideas are not accurate, and it is still difficult nowadays to find an examplary town in terms of waste collecting and recycling.

As global warming urges and plastic chokes the oceans and most eco systems, it is our duty to find solutions. Thus, it begins with our own wastes. House wastes are easy to separate and to prepare for being recycled, but bigger object or furnitures get a little more cranky when it comes to splitting them into treatable parts.

Trying to separate the elements of any objects

What is important when one wants to "debarras" decompose an object, is to have a good screwdriver and a lot of time! This will grant you the basic tools for a good work. You'll first of all need to get all the plastic in one bag. Don't be shy when you try to peel it off the object, because it plastic doesn't need to remain in one piece to be recycled.

Picture of a french waste dump


After this, take the metalic parts off, and gater them by shape. You might find, on the internet, companies that would come take the metal in your place, so that you don't need to care oabout it. These "débarrasseurs", as we call them in France, are very convenient, and you might even get them to pay you for the job. Double benefits!

The other components are also recyclable, if you make the effort to find the good place to bring them. Lightbulbs, wood and other stuffs may be taken to specialized spots where they get collected and properly treated.

Public investment is helpful in France, maybe your country has structures too!

France offers a system of local points where garbage are collected to be treated by professionals. This implies that public or private economic agents are involved in the treatment of the wastes. Once again, in France, you'll find the "déchetteries" where you may dump everything for free, which encourages people to get rid of their wastes in respect for the environment.

Don't hesitate to recycle, just gather the information you need to make it efficient and to stop wasting time. Get inspiration by french organization which, despite its many flows, ensures citizens an easy way out for their "débarras".