What would you like to Recycle?


sofa, couch, chair, shelf, desk

Leaving your old furniture, like couches and chairs, on the boulevard might seem like an easy solution, but it does more harm than good. It's known as illegal dumping, and it harms the environment and adds to unnecessary waste that could have been repurposed for longer.

Illegal dumping not only harms the environment and wastes reusable materials but also sets a negative example for our community. Let’s take care of our neighborhood and keep it clean and tidy.

Use free online platforms to sell or give away your furniture. 

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Take care of your furniture so that it lasts; unwanted upholstered furniture can’t be recycled in the capital region, only reused or disposed of at a waste facility. Do you really need that new loveseat? Could repairing or recovering an old arm chair give it the makeover it needs?

Try selling or giving away furniture on online marketplaces. Many thrift and second hand stores in the region will accept furniture by donation. Items should be clean, free of rips or tears and in working order. Most do not want large upholstered furniture or beds. Phone before going to ensure they can accept what you have. There are also a multitude of antique and furniture refinishing stores in town that may be interested in some items.

If the item is all metal or all wood, or a mattress or box spring, there are recycling facilities that may accept it. See listings for MetalMattresses or Wood for more information. If the item is composite or all plastic, it is garbage.

Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.


  • Beacon Community Services Thrift Shops

    All locations in the capital region


  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave

  • ReStore - Habitat for Humanity Victoria

    721 Vanalman Ave

  • ReStore - Habitat for Humanity Westshore

    849 Orono Avenue

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Esquimalt

    1010 Craigflower Road

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Langford

    2784 Claude Road

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - North Saanich

    6761 Kirkpatrick Cres

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Sooke

    6693 Sooke Road

  • Value Village

    1810 Store St

  • WIN Donation Centre

    555 Ardersier Road

  • The Environmental Story

    Older furniture tends to be made of real wood, cotton and wool padding and metal, making it long lasting and easier to recycle. Newer furniture can often be made of laminate and particle or press board, making it harder on the environment to produce and recycle.

    Did You Know?

    Some furniture stores have take back programs. If you're having new furniture delivered, ask if take back services are provided for your old items.