Do not throw, transform!

At a time when patterns are constantly changing, you are likely to change very often furniture and decoration. But to get rid of your old furniture, it is not always easy! So to avoid the sidewalks of cities, here are some ways to make room for your new decor.

The transformation

Before disposing of your furniture, why not try to convert them? You can paint them a different color, cover with wallpaper or other material ... We can even turn his machine drum washing coffee table!


For many years already, associations recover your furniture and items you do not want to clean them, repair them if necessary and sell them at low prices to people who do not always have the means to offer new products. This is the case of Emmaus, the Secours Catholique, Secours Populaire ... This type of approach helps create jobs and a parallel economy that banishes waste!

the Ressourceries

The Ressourceries recover a multitude of objects in an ecological approach but also ethics for the reintegration of people in difficulty. This network collects, sorts and repairs objects to use them again. For too damaged objects, Ressourcerie guide them towards recycling.

The sale

The sales opportunity is now part of our everyday life! You can go to one of the many deposit-sales offering the sale of your items or even participate in a garage sale. You can also put your items directly on the Internet via dedicated sites and classifieds sites. If your furniture do not like you, they can however bring happiness to someone else. And you avoid waste!

the recycling center

If you think that your furniture is too damaged to be recovered, be aware that cities have drop-off centers that can throw and too bulky furniture or do not correspond to the nature of your trash. When you drop an object in a recycling center, you are so certain that will follow will follow the proper waste treatment cycle. So make the choice of a recycling center is also environmentally friendly than recycling.

If you do not have a car, know that the city offers a free removal of bulky items at your home service. For that you must report by telephone or Internet you have bulky items (maximum 3 m3) to withdraw.

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