It can feel incredibly exciting to start a transformation project in your garden, allowing you to ensure that the space aligns more closely with your taste and lifestyle. If you’re planning on a complete do-over of the space, you might be wondering how you can go about getting rid of your old garden furniture.

So, whether you’ve purchased brand new garden furniture and need guidance on how to dispose of your old additions, or you’re simply just looking into what options there are - we’re here to help.

Read on to discover how to get rid of old garden furniture…

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How to get rid of old garden furniture

Although getting rid of old garden furniture can seem like a daunting task, it may not be as complicated as you might think. See below for the most popular ways people choose to get rid of old garden furniture.

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Take your old garden furniture to a recycling centre

If you have access to a vehicle that’s large enough to fit your old garden furniture, the best course of action would be to take it to a recycling centre. With this method, all you’ll be required to do is pack up your old garden furniture additions into your vehicle and drop them off at the designated space within the recycling centre.

We would recommend that you do some prior research beforehand into where your nearest recycling centre is, to save you from having to travel further than necessary.

Get in touch with a removal company

Another great option to successfully get rid of your old garden furniture is to hire a removal company or a ‘man with a van’ service. They’ll be able to take care of everything for you, including the collection of the furniture, loading it into the vehicle, and then also dropping it off at the nearest recycling centre.

Of course, it may cost you a little extra to have someone take care of this for you, however, the bonus is that it’s much less hassle for you, especially if you don’t have access to a large enough vehicle.

Sell your old garden furniture online

Selling your old garden furniture using an online platform is not only a great way to get rid of your old garden furniture once and for all - but it’ll also leave you with a little extra money in your pocket!

If you’ve never before used online platforms that focus on purchasing items second-hand, you’ll likely find yourself surprised at just how sought after your old garden furniture additions may be.

Nowadays, there are so many platforms you can use to sell on old garden furniture additions, and even if the furniture has some wear and tear present, you’ll be able to make this clear on the listing so that potential buyers are aware of the condition.

We would advise that if this sounds like a route you would like to go down, only sell on trusted second-hand purchasing platforms. This way, you can avoid your time being wasted by potential scammers. We would recommend looking into platforms such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, Preloved, and Shpock.

Gift your old garden furniture to loved ones

If you’re not interested in selling your old garden furniture additions, it may be worth asking around your loved ones (whether it be your friends or family) to see whether they would benefit from being gifted your old garden furniture pieces.

You never know what other people may be looking for, and it never hurts to ask and find out. And on the plus side, if they turn out to be thrilled at the idea of being gifted your old garden furniture additions - you’ll no longer need to worry about the hassle of organising their disposal, as you’ll be able to organise a collection with your loved one.

Donate your old garden furniture to charity

If you don’t have any friends or family who are in need of garden furniture, you’ll always have the option to gift it to charity instead.

There are plenty of charities in the UK that welcome garden furniture donations, and you’ll also be helping others who may be less fortunate by donating. We believe that this is one of the best ways to get rid of items that are no longer used, as not only is it a selfless act, but there are even some charities out there that will organise a collection for you - allowing for hassle-free removal.

We would recommend that you carry out some research into active charities in your area that are happy to take garden furniture off your hands. This is because a variety of charities have different requirements in regards to what condition the pieces will need to be in, as your garden furniture will be re-sold through the charity to raise money.

Charity organisations will also have different processes when it comes to collection time slots. We would recommend that you look into this so that you can determine whether the time slots available work for you.

Upcycle your garden furniture instead

If a new look for your garden is the ultimate goal - have you considered upcycling your current garden furniture? After all, an upcycling project is a superb opportunity to get the whole family involved, working towards an end goal.

If your garden furniture additions are still in top condition and in full working order, you’d be surprised at just how transformative an upcycling project can be. What’s more, it’s a chance to get stuck into a project that will leave you with a very satisfying result. We would recommend doing some research into similar upcycling projects to see just how incredible some of the transformations can be.

Once you have an idea in mind, all you’ll have to do is to take a trip down to your local DIY store to stock up on the supplies you’ll need, and get started. If you find yourself not knowing how to do something, YouTube is a great place to find tutorials on different upcycling projects, including a variety of informative content on transforming garden furniture.

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We hope you’ve found our article on how to get rid of old garden furniture useful. If you’re planning on swapping out your current additions for brand new features, we guarantee that we have the best selection for you to choose from right here at Cotswold Teak.

If you have any questions or want to know more about any of our collections, feel free to contact our friendly team who will be happy to help with any queries you may have. Call us on 01608 544 825 or email [email protected].

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