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Once a sofa loses its spring, the upholstery becomes damaged beyond repair, or it just reaches the end of its life, it’s time to say goodbye. Sofa removal in York isn’t always simple due to its size, shape, and materials it’s made from. At Divert we provide collection, recycling, and disposal of any sofa in York.

Responsible disposal of your old sofa in York is vital to ensure it doesn’t end up in a landfill. We divert all waste sofas collected from homes and businesses across York for reuse, recycling, and responsible disposal. This is essential as some sofas contain persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which can harm human health and the environment.

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York sofa collection

We can collect any type and size of sofa from any home or business anywhere in York. This includes: 

  • Two and three-seater sofas
  • Corner sofas
  • Sofa beds
  • Chaise longue
  • Recliner sofas

Get a free quote for sofa removal in York to ensure it’s disposed of safely, whatever its size and shape. Call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online.

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How sofa collection works in York

Start by getting a free quote for sofa collection in York. Simply tell us the sofa’s type and size (so we can work out the best van or truck to use), where it is, and when you want it removed. We’ll provide you with a free no obligation quote and book in the collection if you want to go ahead.

On the day our licensed waste carriers will come out to your home or business to remove your old sofa. Depending on its condition the sofa will then be transported either to a local charity in York for donation and reuse or to a licensed waste management centre.

For any sofas sent for disposal in York, we aim to avoid them ending up in a landfill. At the waste management centre, the sofa will be inspected to check if it contains POPs and processed separately if it does. If not, the sofa will be shredded and separated into its parts and materials, which are then recycled separately.

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Who needs sofa removal in York?

Anyone in York with a sofa at the end of its life needs it removed fast, whether you’re getting a replacement or simply want it off your property. This includes households across York, from the city centre to surrounding villages such as Haxby and Strensall, as well as businesses that have sofas for use by their customers, clients, and staff.

This includes:


  • Shops
  • Offices
  • Households
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York sofa disposal stats

There are more than 80,000 households in York, most of which have at least one sofa. Added to all the hotels and offices, as well as the fact that most sofas last between seven and 15 years, it means plenty of old sofas are thrown out in York every year. 

Research suggests in the entire UK sofas take up more than 15 million cubic metres of landfill space every year.

Local recycling centres in York

There are two main recycling centres in York – Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC. Both accept domestic bulky waste but check if they’ll take your old sofa first to be safe and if you need a permit, which is sometimes required for larger vehicles. 

If you’re getting rid of a sofa from a business in York you can only take commercial waste to Hazel Court HWRC. Charges apply and you must be a licensed waste carrier to do so.


  • Hazel Court HWRC

    Opening hours

    Between October and March – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Between April and September – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 7.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    1 Hazel Court


    YO10 3DS

    Telephone: 01904 551550

    Email: [email protected]

  • Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

    Opening hours

    Open Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesdays).

    March – 8.30am to 5.00pm, April to September – 8.30am to 7.00pm, October – 8.30am to 5.00pm, November to February – 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    Moor Lane



    YO32 9ST

    Telephone: 01904 551551

    Email: [email protected]

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York charities for sofa donations

Rather than disposing of a sofa in York, why not donate it to a local charity? If a sofa’s still in good condition or just needs a bit of upholstery whether it’s leaving your home, office, or hotel, this is a sustainable option. It reduces the amount of waste sent for recycling and energy used while helping a good cause.

Charities that accept old sofas in York include:

  • York Community Furniture Store – they collect furniture including any type of sofas for free.
  • British Heart Foundation – the charity also collects sofas and other furniture for free.
  • St Leonard’s Hospice – donate your old York sofa for resale in charity shops.

Why use Divert for sofa collection in York?

Get rid of an old sofa in York safely, easily, and responsibly with Divert. We can collect any type and size of sofa from anywhere in and around York, including from homes and businesses. Simply provide a few details and we’ll give you a free quote with fixed prices and no obligation.

We divert your old sofa away from landfill to ensure it’s reused, recycled, or incinerated if it contains POPs. You’ll find getting rid of an old sofa quick and convenient while also doing your bit to protect the local York environment. Our drivers and customer service team are based in York so know the city and region well to offer a truly local solution.

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POPs waste and York sofa disposal

Many types of upholstered seating contain persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including some sofas, sofa beds, and futons. These are poisonous chemical substances that take a long time to break down, causing harm to human health and the environment through exposure. Therefore, any sofas containing POPs must not end up in a landfill site.

It’s important that old sofas are checked and any that contain POPs are kept separate from other sofas and items for disposal. New regulations from the Environment Agency require checks to be made at waste management centres and any sofas that class as POPs waste sent for incineration.

One of our expert team can help if you’re unsure whether your old sofa in York is a type of POPs waste. We can collect and transport it to an appropriate waste management facility for safe and responsible disposal, including incineration of any old sofas in York that contain POPs.

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Arrange sofa collection in York

Say goodbye to your sofa in York and send it to a better place with Divert. Call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online for a free quote for sofa removal in York. Just let us know the rough shape, size, and number of sofas you need collecting and your location and we’ll book in collection at a time and date that suits you.

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York sofa removal FAQs

  • What areas of York can I arrange sofa collection?

    Book sofa removal and collection anywhere in York and the surrounding towns and villages. Our trucks and vans can collect old sofas from homes and businesses along the cobbled streets in York city centre out to those living and working in the likes of Sheriff Hutton and Escrick. You can arrange sofa collection in:

    Arrange cardboard collection in York areas including: 

    • York city centre (YO1)
    • Heslington and Osbaldwick (YO10)
    • Dunnington, Escrick (YO19)
    • Bishopthorpe, Upper and Nether Poppleton (YO23)
    • Acomb, Dringhouses (YO24)
    • Bootham, Clifton (YO30)
    • Heworth, Layerthorpe (YO31)
    • Haxby, Wigginton (YO32)
    • Elvington, Stamford Bridge (YO41)
    • Pocklington, Barmby Moor (YO42)
    • Boroughbridge (YO51)
    • Sheriff Hutton (YO60)
    • Easingwold (YO61)
    • Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside (YO62)
  • How do I get rid of my York sofa?

    To get rid of a York sofa from your home you can:

    • Take it to a nearby household waste recycling centre (such as Hazel Court HWRC or Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC).
    • Donate it to a local charity shop in York.
    • Get a free quote and book removal with Divert.
    • Arrange collection by the City of York Council (there is a charge).
    • Businesses must get rid of sofas in York by using licensed waste carriers, as it classes as commercial waste. The easiest way to do this is by using a professional waste management company, such as Divert.
  • Can you take sofas to the tip in York?

    You can take household furniture including sofas to household waste recycling centres in York, such as Hazel Court and Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC for free. Businesses can’t take old sofas to the tip in York, as it classes as commercial waste. You must arrange commercial waste collection by licensed waste carriers to dispose of them legally.