Known for their larger size, some consumers wonder what to do when disposing of their old gaming chairs. It is time to throw the chair away. This question can persist whether they are disposing of a traditional gaming chair or a gaming chair with a speaker.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Some cities and municipalities will pick up large items of furniture, so contact a local government agency.
  • You can also call ahead to Goodwill and other second-hand stores to see if they are accepting used furniture.
  • Try listing the gaming chair on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist with the price set to zero.

Disposing of Your Gaming Chair

Each state and city has different rules and regulations regarding trash disposal as to which items can be hauled away and which cannot. If your chair is broken or not working, try to fix your gaming chair first before disposing of it.

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You will have to check local guidelines to find out if this service is available and when to leave the chair outside to be picked up.

A Handy Guide to Disposing of Your Gaming Chair

There is no universal solution when it comes to gaming chair disposal, but we have assembled some useful tips and guidelines.

Check Local Guidelines

Some cities and municipalities will haul away large furniture items, such as a gaming chair with a speaker. You will have to check local guidelines to find out if this service is available and when to leave the chair outside to be picked up. If you do live in a city that will haul furniture away with the trash, the service is typically only available one of two days a month. Additionally, there could be a fee involved, though some cities simply add this fee to city and state taxes.

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We strongly recommend that you call ahead of time and inquire about the drop-off process.

Goodwill and Other Second-hand Stores

It is possible that your local Goodwill or another local second-hand store will accept your gaming chair. We strongly recommend that you call ahead of time and inquire about the drop-off process. In other words, don’t just drive there, shove the gaming chair out of your car, and be done with it. Goodwill may insist that the chair is in proper working condition with no obvious physical defects.

Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist

You can always put the chair up on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist and set the price to zero. If someone wants the chair for free, it will be on them to come to pick it up. As a warning, you likely will not get many bites if the chair is damaged beyond repair.

Trash Hauling Services

Of course, you can always just hire a trash hauling service that specializes in the proper disposal of larger furniture items such as gaming chairs. They will send someone to come pick it up, eliminating the source of your headaches. The only downside of hiring a trash hauling service is that they can charge a relatively large fee. Now that you know how to dispose of your old gaming chair, another critical aspect you need to learn is how to clean your next gaming chair without destroying it.

Warning

If you do live in a city that will haul furniture away with the trash, the service is typically only available one of two days a month.

F.A.Q.

Should I get a gaming chair or an office chair?

This is up to personal preference, but be sure to choose an ergonomic model no matter which type of chair you end up purchasing.


Why are ergonomic office chairs so expensive?

There are a number of reasons why ergonomic office chairs are so expensive, including the cost of the uniquely designed components. These chairs also tend to be durable, which can help drive the price up.


What can you do with old office furniture?

You could always donate the furniture to members of your staff, post them for sale online, or attempt to give them to a second-hand store.



STAT: It is estimated by tech research firms that the market for recycled office furniture will be $2.7 billion by 2020. (source)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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