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Are you planning on moving soon and are trying to find a way to dispose of for your mattress? Many homeowners want to start off fresh when they move into a new home and often decide to get a new mattress. The problems most homeowners are faced with is properly disposing of their old mattress.
Mattresses are difficult to dispose of properly because they are often bulky and most landfills will often charge more money due to that fact.
Landfills often charge more money because mattresses do not compact well. Due to this reason, you often see mattresses illegally dumped in alleys or on the side of the street, or in someone else’s dumpster for junk or at a construction site. Luckily, we have come up with five simple ways that you can get rid of your bed in a legal and proper way.
Let’s go over five simple ways that you can get rid of your old mattress, so you can enjoy your new one in peace.
Return It to the Manufacture
One of the simplest ways to get rid of your old mattress is by returning it to its original manufacturer. If you end up buying a mattress from the same manufacturer as your old one, they may dispose of it for you. You should ask the retailer if it is possible that they will dispose of your old mattress if you buy a new one from them. More and more manufacturers are disposing of old mattresses if a customer buys a new one from them. This will save you a ton of money and headaches.
If the manufacturer does not accept your old mattress you can always give your mattress away to a friend or family member.
Give it Away or Sell Your Mattress
You can make a profit from selling your mattress or you can give it away to a friend or family member that needs one. Most people are willing to accept a gently used mattress, so if your mattress is gently used try putting it up for sale on craigslist. Many people use craigslist to sell their old items so you might be able to get rid of your mattress quickly by using this website.
You should also check your mattress for bed bugs before you put your item for sale or give it away to someone. You should also try to clean up any stains that are visible if you want to sell the mattress to anyone. If you’re not able to sell or give away your mattress you may be able to donate it.
Donate Your Mattress to Charity
Another way that you can quickly get rid of your mattress is by donating it to charity. You can try donation sites such as goodwill and the salvation army and they may or may not take your items depending on their regulations. If those two companies do not accept your mattress you should try churches for homeless shelters. If you realize that you cannot donate your mattress to charity you may be able to find a recycling program in your area.
Find a Recycling Program That Specializes
You may think your options are limited at this point but you can still find a recycling program that specializes in getting rid of mattresses. You can check with your local city officials to see if there any specialized recycling programs that will help dispose of your mattress. Most major cities offer recycling programs and if they don’t they should be able to help you find a local recycling drop off. Some cities even offer curbside assistance if you call them to pick up your mattress. There are also companies like AZ Junk who offer a hauling service for Arizona, and they will pick up your mattress and take it to a recycling plant for you. Some cities even offer curbside assistance if you call them to pick up your mattress.
Break Down the Mattress
The last option you have is breaking down the mattress yourself. You can break down the fabric part and throw it away, then you can break down the box spring and wooden frames. You can easily get rid of the wooden frame by burning it or using for woodchips.
These are just five ways that you can legally dispose of your mattress. You can return it to the manufacturer, give it away or sell it, donate it to charity, find a recycling program that specializes in removing mattresses or break down the mattress yourself.