If you are buying a new mattress, you probably have thoughts of mattress disposal dancing in your head. One of the first visions a person may have when they are thinking about throwing away an old mattress is a dumpster with a grungy mattress sticking out. But that isn't your only option. Keep reading to learn the proper methods of mattress disposal. Simply pick one and be free of your old mattress forever:
Dumpster Rental Company—Call your local dumpster rental company. These people are the experts in disposing of unwanted materials. Ask the employee if they accept mattresses in their dumpsters, and whether there is an extra free to dispose of mattresses in their bins. Also ask them if they have a mattress removal service. You can then decide if you'd like to rent a dumpster and get rid of more than just your mattress, or take advantage of their mattress removal service.
Junk Removal Service—This type of company provides a service where professional folks come to your house and take away your old mattress for a fee. Once they remove the mattress, they will dispose of it properly.
Recycle Center—While it's still a rather new concept, many recycling centers are now accepting old mattresses. Most of the materials that are used to create a mattress can be recycled, including the cloth, foam, wood, and steal. As people become more environmentally conscientious, you will find more recycling centers across the country accepting mattresses.
Furniture Store—The easiest way to dispose of your mattress is to let someone else do it for free. Furniture stores like Bruce The Bed King might take away your old mattress if you buy a new one from them. This means the delivery people will first remove the old mattress from your room, and then set up your new one. You won't have to lift a finger. Just ask them about their policy to find out if they offer this service and if it comes at an additional fee.
Charitable Organization—Your last resort should be to donate your mattress to charity. Only do this if your mattress is in excellent condition. Don't bother if your mattress is ripped, torn, worn to shreds, or infested with bugs. They will accept mattresses with a couple of stains, because they have a means to sanitize and sterile the mattresses before giving them to people in need.
It's not easy to properly dispose of a mattress, because of its size and material composition. If you are throwing away your old mattress as part of a remodeling project, you may be able to simply throw it into the rental dumpster. Otherwise, your best bet is to choose an alternative option listed above.