Upholstered Furniture Disposal Service (POPs Regulation Compliant)

At W&S Recycling we can safely dispose of upholstered furniture that can no longer be sent to landfill due to the enforcement of the 2023 POPs regulations.


Safe Upholstered Furniture Disposal

As of January 1st, 2023, upholstered furniture that was manufactured before 2019 can no longer be disposed of via landfill. Instead, it must be safely incinerated.

This is because old, upholstered furniture often contains Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which were used as chemical flame retardants. POPs have a long lifespan and remain on the furniture. When this furniture is disposed of via landfill, it risks polluting the environment and wildlife.

At W&S Recycling, our team are trained in the safe disposal of waste upholstered furniture via incineration, meaning that both domestic and commercial properties can confidently dispose their furniture at our facilities.

To find your closest W&S Recycling site, take a look at our locations page or call us on 01202 675564.

How to Safely Dispose of Your Waste Furniture

Comprehensive Disposal of All Upholstered Furniture

The new POPs regulations affect the way in which both commercial and domestic premises can dispose of upholstered furniture.

Our facilities can process all items covered by the regulations, including:

  • Sofas
  • Sofa beds
  • Footstools
  • Armchairs
  • Floor cushions
  • Chairs
  • Bean bags
  • Office chairs
  • Futons
  • Sofa cushions

Furniture that is covered by leather, synthetic leather and foam is also included.


Your Options for Disposing of Waste Upholstered Furniture

When it comes to disposing of waste upholstered furniture, we offer a range of services depending on what best suits your needs:

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Visit Our Certified Recycling Facilities

The easiest way to dispose of waste upholstered furniture is to bring it directly to one of our certified recycling facilities. At many of our sites, we have now provided a separate skip for these items. This prevents cross contamination and allows us to easily and safely dispose of your furniture.

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Hire a Specialised Skip/RoRo

For disposing of a large amount of waste furniture, you can hire a designated skip from us – intended solely for upholstered furniture disposal. Suitable for large-scale jobs such as house clearances and property renovations, with our services you can be sure you’re staying in line with regulations.

Hire a Skip

Don’t forget – you can still donate your upholstered furniture to charity shops as well. Just make sure it’s in good, resaleable condition.

Responsible Furniture Disposal with W&S Recycling

No matter whether you need to dispose of a single item, or a house-full of waste upholstered furniture, make sure to stay on the right side of the new government regulations with the help of W&S Recycling.

We’re dedicated to helping our customers easily clear their properties whilst protecting the environment. That’s why we have made sure to offer a comprehensive upholstered furniture disposal service that’s easy to use.

For more information, and to find your closest W&S processing site, get in touch. Give us a call on 01202 675564 or message us by clicking the button below.

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