How to Get Rid of Pool Table Junk

Learn How to Get Rid of Pool Table Junk

A pool table, in theory, should be a great addition to any Research Triangle property. It provides entertainment, so you shouldn’t get bored with it. However, a pool table can deteriorate over time, and maybe you’re dealing with a broken one. It could even be possible that you got sick of playing billiards as the years went by. Want to use the space for something else? If so, you’ll need to get rid of pool table junk, including cue sticks, balls, and of course, the pool table itself. However, the disposal process for these items might seem intimidating. Don’t worry—you can figure it out, especially thanks to this guide. Junk Doctors, your local junk removal company, knows the ins and outs of pool table removal. So let us give you a few pointers!

Pool Table Disassembly

Some pool tables can be lifted up with the help of a few friends or family members. However, this is often only true with lighter models. Heavier pool tables, especially those made with slate beds, can weigh up to a thousand or two thousand pounds. That’s a ludicrous amount of weight, so unless you’re the Incredible Hulk, you can forget about picking that pool table up and hauling it away. In a situation like this, some pool table disassembly will inevitably be required. Grab your screwdriver, wrench, and drill. You’re going to need them.

The process of disassembling your pool table will depend on the model. If you assembled your table while following an instruction booklet that came with it, you may want to find it and do the steps in reverse. If you have lost your instruction booklet, (or never had one in the first place,) you can often find a digital copy by searching for your pool table online. However, general steps for taking apart a pool table include removing the staples affixing the pockets to the table, unscrewing the side rails, taking off the felt, then removing the slate and legs.

Removal of Pool Table and Accessories

Have you decided to take apart your pool table, leaving you with a pile of parts? Or have you decided your pool table is light enough to haul without disassembly? Either way, you’re onto the next stage of your project: pool table removal. It’s simple. You’ll just pick up all the unwanted pieces, including the cue sticks and pool balls, and remove them from your property. Don’t be afraid to ask someone you know for help if you can’t do all the heavy lifting alone!

Disposal Methods

After hauling all the pool table junk out of the house, you might be left scratching your head. Where are you supposed to take this stuff anyway? You may be able to get rid of some of it with your local trash collection. However, it’s unlikely that Charlotte’s weekly pickup services will be able to load a four-hundred-pound piece of slate onto their truck. Because of this, you might want to prepare to do some of the disposal for yourself. Try one of the two options below:

  • Queen City Transfer Station. If your pool table and other pool accessories have seen better days, and you’re confident they’re as good as junk, there might be only one place for them to go. This place would be the landfill. Swing by Queen City Transfer Station, drop off your billiards junk, and call it a day. Just expect to pay some dump fees while you’re there.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It could be that your pool table and other pool accessories are still in good condition. Maybe you’re just getting rid of them because you’ve lost interest. Well, this doesn’t make them “junk”, per se. Why not take them to a local donation site so someone else can use them? We think local thrift store aficionados will be thrilled to find a pool table at a bargain price.

Try Full-Service Pool Table Removal from Junk Doctors

“Wow!” you might say. “That’s a lot of work just to offload some pool table stuff!” Well, you’re absolutely right. It’s easy to underestimate the amount of work that goes into junk removal until you really break it down. Fortunately, you can have someone else get rid of pool table junk for you. The team at Junk Doctors is especially interested in helping you out.

With our pool table removal services, you’ll avoid the lengthy process we detailed for you above. You’ll save time in exchange for some of your money, but the good news is that our pool table removal cost is reasonable and fair. You’ll simply pay based on how large your pool table is, or how much space it takes up in our truck. Whether you opt to do it yourself or schedule service with us, we wish you luck and hope you enjoy reclaiming your space from that pool table!

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