How & Where to Get Rid of Old Sofas in Malaysia

How & Where to Get Rid of Old Sofas in Malaysia

If you're upgrading your furniture or simply trying to declutter your home, you may wonder how to dispose of your old sofa. Old sofas can be a nuisance, taking up space and becoming an eyesore. Disposing of them can be challenging if you don't know where to start.

In this article, we'll go over several options for getting rid of old sofas in Malaysia, from recycling to donating and everything in between. 

How to Get Rid of Your Old Sofa

  1. Donating Your Old Sofa

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One of the best ways to get rid of an old sofa is to donate it to a charity. Several organisations in Malaysia accept furniture donations, such as Barnything, Community Recycle for Charity (CRC), and The Salvation Army Malaysia.

These charities will typically pick up your old sofa from your home for free and may even provide you with a tax receipt for your donation. It's also important to ensure that your sofa is in good condition. 

Most charities will only accept furniture that is clean, undamaged, and in working order. If your sofa is stained, torn, or damaged, it may not be accepted by a charity. Be sure to call ahead to confirm the charity's donation policies and to schedule a pick-up time.

If there’s an old folks home or orphanage nearby, you can consider asking whether they accept furniture donations too.

  1. Selling Your Old Sofa

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If your old sofa is in good condition and you want extra cash, consider selling it. There are several online marketplaces in Malaysia where you can sell used furniture, including Carousell,, and Facebook Marketplace. 

When selling your old sofa, take clear photos of it and provide accurate information about its condition and dimensions. Consider setting a reasonable price based on its age, brand, and condition.

For a limited time, get rid of your old couch or furniture through Barnything, and enjoy a RM200 coupon to find your next favourite piece at CUURA Space!

  1. Recycling Your Old Sofa

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Barnything not only provides a platform to sell and donate old items, it also doubles as a recycling centre, accepting and recycling unwanted items, including various types of furniture such as sofas. 

These centres will typically dismantle your sofa and separate the different materials (such as wood, fabric, and metal) for recycling. This is a great way to ensure that your old sofa doesn't end up in a landfill and that its materials can be reused.

  1. Disposing of Your Old Sofa

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If you're unable to donate, sell, or recycle your old sofa, you can arrange for it to be picked up by your local council. For those who are in Selangor, you can use the iClean app which offers bulk waste disposal services for free. All you have to do is download the app, sign up for an account, and fill out the details. 

Apart from iClean, there are also many organisations online which offer disposal services for a small fee.

Where to Get Rid of Old Sofas in Malaysia

To summarise the places mentioned above, here are some of the places where you can donate, sell, recycle, or dispose your old sofa in Malaysia:

  • Community Recycle for Charity (CRC)

  • The Salvation Army Malaysia

  • Barnything

  • Carousell


  • Facebook Marketplace

  • Pertubuhan Amal Seri Sinar Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (P.A.S.S.)

  • iClean Selangor

Things to Consider Before Disposing of Your Old Sofa

  • Size and weight:

Sofas can be heavy and bulky, so ensure you have the means to move and transport them to your chosen disposal method.

  • Condition: 

If your sofa is in good condition, consider selling or donating it instead of disposing of it.

  • Environmental impact: 

Consider the environmental impact of your disposal method, and choose a sustainable option like recycling if possible.

  • Local regulations: 

Be sure to check local regulations and guidelines for waste disposal in your area.


  1. Can I donate a sofa that is not in good condition?

Most charities will only accept furniture donations that are in good condition, as they want to be able to give these items to people in need. However, some organisations may accept sofas that need minor repairs or cleaning. 

Be sure to call ahead to find out what their policies are regarding donations of furniture in less-than-perfect condition.

  1. How much should I sell my old sofa for?

The price you can sell your second-hand sofa in Malaysia for will depend on a variety of factors, including its age, condition, and brand. Do some research on websites like Barnything, Carousell, and, which are popular platforms to sell second-hand furniture in Malaysia, to see what similar sofas are being sold for, and price yours accordingly.

  1. Can I dispose of my old sofa in the regular trash?

No, you should not dispose of your old sofa in the regular trash. Sofas are large items that can take up a lot of space in landfills, and may contain materials that are harmful to the environment. 

Instead, consider one of the other options we've outlined in this article, such as donating, recycling, or using a bulk waste disposal service.

  1. Thinking of Buying a New Sofa?

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After you have properly disposed of your old sofa, you may be in the market for a new one. When choosing a new sofa, it's important to consider factors like size, style, and comfort, as well as the quality of the materials used to make it.

Investing in a good quality sofa may cost more upfront, but it can save you money in the long run by lasting longer and requiring less maintenance. Look for sofas made with sturdy frames, high-quality upholstery fabrics, and durable cushions. A good sofa can last for many years, so choose one that will suit your needs and style for a long time.

Here at CUURA Space, you can easily find a wide range of sofas online. Don't be afraid to try out different styles and sizes to find the perfect one for your home. Remember, a comfortable and stylish sofa can be the centrepiece of your living room and can provide a comfortable space for relaxing and entertaining. So, take your time, do your research, and choose a sofa that you'll love for years to come.


Getting rid of your old sofa doesn't have to be a hassle. By considering your options and choosing the one that works best for you, you can dispose of your old couch in a way that's eco-friendly and convenient. 

Whether you choose to donate it to a charity, sell it online, recycle it, or dispose of it through your local council, there are plenty of ways to get rid of your old sofa in Malaysia.

To make things even better, we've got a little perk for you. List your old sofa on Barnything, get your furniture picked up for free, and a RM200 coupon to spend on your next new sofa! It's a simple and smart way to refresh your living space without hurting your wallet or the environment.

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