Your couch is just as much a part of your home as any other piece of furniture. And even if you know it’s time to move on, it can be difficult to say goodbye. It can be even more of a challenge if you’re not sure how to properly dispose of it. Illegal dumping comes with an on-the-spot $4,500 fine, and if the Environmental Protection Agency witnesses the act, the fine can rise to $7,500. That’s why it’s so important to ensure you dispose of your furniture properly. 

If you choose to enlist a professional, choose a reputable service that will handle it appropriately. Luckily, Cheapest Load of Rubbish are the rubbish removal experts you can trust, whether you need a lounge removed or an entire clear out following a renovation. 

Proper Couch Disposal 

A Trip To the Tip 

A quick trip to the tip with your old lounge is one of your options. If you have a large enough vehicle and an extra set of hands to help, you can load it up yourself, and drive to the nearest tip to dump it. It’s only an easy option if you have a ute or access to one. If you don’t, there’s nothing quick about a trip to the tip, and you’ll need to consider a different avenue. 

Book A Council Pickup 

You can contact your local council and book a collection. It can take a week for the service to occur, and it will mean moving the furniture to the kerb for easy collection. This isn’t always a suitable solution for people living with disabilities, the elderly community, those who live alone, or busy people. When the council collects bulky household items and furniture they are immediately delivered to a transfer station. Any plastic or metal is stripped for recycling, and the remainder is sent to the nearest landfill. If you believe your lounge is still in usable condition, you may want to donate it to an op shop.


You can donate furniture in good condition to your local op shop. Alternatively, you can re-home it through an online free-cycle service. For lounges in great condition, you may be able to list them for sale. There are plenty of online selling options, and you can make pick up part of the sale conditions. It will require effort on your part, which isn’t always ideal when you’re a busy person trying to ditch old furniture before the new lounge arrives. Selling or free-cycling can take weeks, and you might not have that long. 

Book A Professional 

If a trip to the tip, donation or a council pickup isn’t a suitable option, you can always book a professional. When you call the experts you can rest assured knowing the sofa will be disposed of properly and responsibly. If you do choose to hire professionals, you will likely find the process to be far quicker than the alternatives. Many rubbish removal companies, such as Cheapest Load of Rubbish, are proud to provide same-day rubbish removal service (where possible) at affordable prices. 

So, there are plenty of options available to people looking to dispose of their lounge. And the right option for you will all depend on your unique situation. If you are looking for convenience, speed, and professionalism, call a service to handle your furniture. If you don’t mind waiting and you have help, then a re-homing or council collection might suit you. 

How Cheapest Load of Rubbish Can Help 

There are plenty of benefits to using a professional service to handle your rubbish removal in Sydney. Whether you are looking for a Sydney rubbish removal service to clear out an old couch or two or you have heaps of garden waste to dispose of, the professionals will ensure the job is done properly. 

At Cheapest Load of Rubbish, we focus on providing a high level of customer service and recycling as much of our collections as possible. We are happy to remove small lounges, big lounges, old lounges, polyester or leather lounges. Our service is available for residential and commercial properties, whether you want to move old office sofas, your home lounge, clear a deceased estate, or empty an apartment building. Our trucks are equipped to lift more than a lounge if you have other items that need to be removed. We specialise in removals, no matter the size of your load. 

If it can be recycled, it will be. If it can be upcycled, it will be. The landfill is our last resort. We’ve been providing rubbish removal in Sydney for over three decades and are known for our high level of customer service and professionalism. We are familiar with the laws surrounding waste and will ensure every item is disposed of properly. Get in touch with our team to schedule your free, no-obligation quote. Our team member will assess your load and provide you with an on-the-spot quote.