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How Do I Dispose of a Mattress?

Gotten a long and fulfilling life out of your mattress? Here is how you can bid it adieu when it is time to move on.


Maybe finding and purchasing a new mattress was easy enough, but what can you do to get your old mattress out of the way? As a mattress manufacturer, we know how difficult and heavy mattresses can be to move. The physical dimensions can make them seem enormous. And even if you have the strength to move a mattress, you may not have a vehicle large enough to transport it. While some complications may be in the way of disposing of your old mattress, it doesn’t have to be difficult.


Let us take a look at some methods you can use to make your mattress upgrade go as smoothly as possible.


Disposal Services

Junk disposal services exist all over the United States, and many are willing and able to take your old mattress away—for a fee. 


If you cannot move the mattress yourself, hiring a disposal service would be your most cost effective method of getting rid of it. You could also take this as an opportunity to get rid of any other junk in your home that you’ve been meaning to toss. Usually, the cost to add more items to the disposal is negligible.


Keep in mind that depending on where you live, you may not have to pay for disposal services. Some cities have bulk trash pickup services that will come to your curb and dispose of your old mattress for you. Check with your city’s administration to see what kind of services are available to you.


Donations

What if your old mattress still has some life left in it, but you feel the need to upgrade to something new? If you are feeling charitable, why not donate the mattress to someone in need? As long as your mattress is in relatively good condition and free from parasites, there is probably someone out there willing to take it off your hands. In some areas, charitable organizations like the Salvation Army may pick up your mattress at no charge and even provide a donation receipt that you can use on your taxes.

You do not necessarily need a pickup truck to get rid of your old mattress with the array of services available these days.


One way to find out about your local services or programs for mattress disposal is by speaking to the folks at your nearest mattress store. And do not forget to check with your local waste management before shelling out for a commercial disposal company. Remember—if you do call a disposal company, why not utilize the opportunity to the fullest by getting rid of all your household clutter in one truckload?


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