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What are some ways to get free furniture removal in New York City?

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In New York City, individuals can arrange for free furniture removal through the city government, thrift shops and charitable organizations. Furniture pickup and removal arrangements may vary depending on the rules of the organization and type of furniture that they need to remove.

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Individuals can leave furniture and other large items for free curbside pickup by the city. Metal and plastic items should be left at the curb on recycling days, and other items can be placed at the curb on garbage collection days. However, refrigerators, air conditioners and other items that contain freon or CFCs cannot be left for curbside pickup. In this case, individuals must make an appointment for pickup.

Charitable organizations such as Housing Works remove furniture for pickup, but they have limits on what they are willing to accept. All furniture donations must be clean and in excellent condition. They prefer to pick up more than one piece of furniture at a time in order to save money. To request a pickup, individuals may call Housing Works or fill out a form on their website.

Angel Street Thrift Shop picks up furniture donations at no charge. Individuals can make an appointment for pickup by calling or emailing the store.

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