What to do with Furniture?

Recycling Explained

NOT IN THE BIN: Furniture

nofurntureFurniture like plastic chairs, fabric sofas, wooden tables, and metal stools are not recyclable in your bin. The single stream recycling process is not meant for items made of mixed material and it can actually damage the equipment if it comes in.

If furniture is gently used and intact, there are many options in Sioux Falls for donating or selling.


Furniture MissionAccepts: Clean Mattresses & Box Springs, Bed Frames, Crib Mattresses, Bedding (Quilts, Blankets, Sheets, Pillows), Kitchen Tables & Chairs, Couches & Love Seats, Coffee Tables & End Tables, Dressers & Chests, Rockers & Recliners, Pots, Pans, Dishes & Utensils, Microwaves, Small TV’s (19-37 inch only), Towels & Rugs, Lamps, Decor Items, Small Appliances. Call 605-977-6800 or visit furnituremission.org/donate-furniture for more information.

McCrossan Boys RanchAccepts: Many different types of equipment, electronic devices, tools, clothing and other new or gently used goods. Call 605-339-1203 or visit www.mccrossan.org/McCrossan_Ranch_Why_Donate.html for a complete list of what they are currently accepting.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Accepts: Working Appliances, Blinds, Cabinets, Countertops, Ceiling Fans, Doors, Electrical Parts, Flooring, Hardware, Lighting, Lumber (Plywood, Sheetrock, Trim), Mirrors, Pipe (PVC, Metal, Copper), Plumbing Fixtures (Tubs, Sinks, Showers, Toilets), Roofing Material (Shingles, Gutters), Tools (Lawn and Garden Equipment),  Windows, Screens. Call  605-330-1950 or visit http://siouxfallshabitat.org/restore/items-we-accept-and-sell/ for more information.

Local Thrift Stores and Charities – There are many other local charities and thrift shops that accept donations, check them out before you dump anything in the trash!


If furniture is not reusable, check with specialized metal or wood processors like TJN metals in Sioux Fallsor Mueller Wood Palletsto see what they’ll accept.