How To Get Rid or Dispose Of Your Old Mattress
Congratulations on your new mattress! Unfortunately, that often means getting rid of your old mattress… Here’s a common sense guide on how to do it easily and in an environmentally friendly way.
If the mattress still has some life in it, charity organizations in your local area are a great option. Local churches, Salvation Army, Goodwill, or homeless shelters will often pick up the mattress at no charge, and you get the benefit of helping the local community.
Facebook and Craigslist
If you’re comfortable with social media, Facebook’s Marketplace or Craigslist are often a very quick way of getting the mattress picked up by someone in your local community – often in under 24 hours.
2920 Sleep is a proud member of the Mattress Recycling Council, and we are very supportive of efforts to recycle mattresses. Over 20 million mattresses end up in the landfill every year and most of a mattress unit and box-springs can be recycled… steel can be recycled, foams are used in carpet underlay, and wood can be used as a fuel source.
An easy first step is an internet search for a local mattress recycling facility. Bye Bye Mattress is run by the National Mattress Recycling Council.
If it’s difficult or heavy to move, sometimes it’s easier to call the pro’s.
A good resource is www.GoLoadUp.com. They have an easy-to-use website that lets you schedule the time for the professionals to come to your house and remove any items needed. Use code SL2920 for an additional savings.
1800-Got-Junk is another good resource to use.