Furniture Take to Landfill The following local organizations accept used furniture for reuse: Achievement House Inc.30003 Cuesta College Road, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 541-5865Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pmMap & DirectionsAccepts used home and office furniture. No mattresses or box springs. Call for details. Grass Roots II Inc.11545 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 544-2333Map & DirectionsAccepts used furniture, mattresses and box springs in good condition. Disassembly Not Required Most furniture does not need to be disassembled before it’s dropped off. Secure drawers, doors and glass by taping them down. Then you can transport the furniture to the landfill. Ways to Reuse Add a New Coat of Paint If a piece of furniture looks worn out, consider giving it a simple makeover, such as reupholstering. Even adding a fresh coat of paint could brighten up any old furniture piece. Buy Secondhand Furniture Consider saving a few dollars by purchasing furniture secondhand, but always check to see if the piece of furniture is broken. Also check for mold on the wooden parts of the furniture. Did You Know? How Your Furniture May Be Harming California Condors A recent study found that populations of the endangered California Condor have elevated levels of toxic contaminants like mercury and PBDEs, a flame retardant. PBDEs leech into the environment through close contact with or improper disposal of the items that contain them, such as stuffed and upholstered furniture. These chemicals have also been shown to have negative health effects on people.