Give your bulky furniture a chance to live elsewhere, through these channels.

Call your town council or licensed waste collector
If you stay in public housing, your town council offers free disposal for up to three bulky items per month, not including built-in pieces or furniture than needs to be dismantled. For condominium apartment owners, check with the management of click here for a list of general waste collectors who can do it for free. 

Call Junk to Clear
Burdened with clutter that you can’t donate or sell? Hire Junk to Clear, a waste management and bulky waste removal company that will take care of all your disposal needs even if it’s last minute.

Sell to Second Charm

The team at Second Charm gives unwanted retro furniture a new lease of life, like Hock Siong. But, they only take items with vintage value. They will pay for your items depending on the condition.

Image: Hock Siong & Co

Sell to Hock Siong & Co
Started eight years ago and with two ex-karung guni on their team (the founder and his grandmother), this family has got an eye for treasure. They specialise in restoring old furniture and homeware, so give them a call if your items are in fairly good condition. They like to buy in bulk so this is the perfect service if you’re moving house or upgrading your dining room.

Sell to Cash Converters
Receive instant cash when you get rid of unwanted home furnishings. You can request for a housecall if you’re dealing with items such as home theatre systems, desktop computers and music equipment. All you need to do is fill up a Housecall request form. You can also check their website for the range of items they accept and do not accept.

Donate to Pass it On
Started by the Central Singapore Community Development Council, this site matches items that people want to donate to the wish lists of the needy. Post a picture of what you want to give away together with a short description – your item should be useful and working. Then, wait for someone to accept your donation. You can deliver to them or pay a fee for it to be picked up from your home.

Donate to Sgfreecycle
Free is the keyword here. Post what you want to give away in a chat box and if there’s someone looking for a donation, it’s a done deal. Most givers and receivers liaise through the Facebook page, where you can upload photos of your item.

This article was first published on Singapore Women’s Weekly.

This article has been updated on 24 December 2020.