Your mattress must be replaced every 5 to 10 years because the springs wear down and will no longer provide support over time. So how should you dispose of that old mattress. Our furniture removal experts are here to provide you with some tips on your next steps.
Ask the Manufacturer about Returns
If you’ve recently bought a new mattress, you may be able to return the old mattress to the manufacturer. There are many manufacturers that are now offering return services to ensure safe disposal of their products.
Give Away the Mattress
You may be able to give away or even sell your mattress if it’s still fairly new and still in good condition. Today’s mattresses are designed to last for a decade or more if it’s properly taken care of. Offer the product for free in your local newspaper and in online classifieds like Craigslist before sending it to the junkyard.
Donate to a Non-Profit
In many cases, you will be able to donate a mattress to a non-profit. The non-profit will be able to find a use for the mattress, either giving it to a family in need or by recycling the materials.
Break Down the Materials
You may be able to break down the material of the mattress yourself for easy disposal. But this is not recommended due to risk of injury. You can cut around the perimeter of the fabric and peel the cloth and foam away from the box spring. This allows you to place the remaining materials with the rest of the trash for collection.
Find a Recycling Program
Most cities have a recycling program for old mattresses. Look in your area for municipal and non-profit recycling programs as a quick way to get rid of an old mattress.
Our furniture waste removal experts can help you safely and easily remove an old mattress from your home. Give us a call today at 1-888-888-5865 to schedule a pickup!