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Furniture and Household Garbage and Demolition

Broken Arrow, Okla., June 3, 2013 -- Damage to a home in the town of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma from the tornado that struck on May 31, 2013. Andrea Booher/FEMA
Furniture and household belongings in disaster debris after a tornado. Photo credit: FEMA/Andrea Booher

Sometimes furniture or household garbage are found in residential properties awaiting demolition.

Although furniture, mattresses and household items are often disposed of in a municipal solid waste landfill, check with your local solid waste management district.

Natural disasters

Natural disasters also raise the issue of disposing of furniture and household garbage from homes that are going to be demolished.

If you are planning large-scale residential demolitions, you may find useful advice by researching how to deal with that same problem when it is caused by a disaster.

Disaster debris planning