How to Dispose of a Mattress

What to Do With an Old Mattress

We spend about one-third of our life sleeping, so a good mattress is key for getting a good night’s rest. But if your mattress is over 10 years old, it may be time to replace it. Don’t worry, though, getting rid of a mattress is simpler than you think.

How to Get Rid of a Mattress

Donate Your Mattress

If your mattress is no longer working for you, it may work for someone else. For a mattress that doesn’t show signs of wear and tear (rips, stains, sagging spots), look into donating it to a family member, friend or one of these nonprofit organizations:

  • Goodwill: Offers local drop-off centers.
  • Salvation Army: Offers both drop-off and pickup options.
  • Local Furniture Banks: Most offer pickup services.
  • Local Charities and Shelters: Usually require you to drop off items.

Recycle Your Mattress

According to the Mattress Recycling Council, up to 80 percent of a used mattress’ components can be recycled. More than 50,000 mattresses end up in landfills each day, but yours doesn’t have to be one of them. Check out Bye Bye Mattress to find a recycling facility near you.

Rent a Dumpster

Looking to dispose of a mattress alongside other junk inside your home? One of our roll off dumpsters just might fit the bill. Prior to renting a dumpster, call 888-905-2924 and ask if we accept mattresses in your area. Be aware that additional fees may apply due to local disposal fees charged by the landfill or transfer station.

Hire a Junk Removal Service

A junk removal company could be a good choice if you don’t have much to get rid of besides your mattresses. Keep in mind, however, that rates vary between $100 and $200 depending on the size of the mattress.

Have some other bulky items to get rid of? Check out our bulk waste removal page to learn how to dispose of appliances, furniture and other items. Need a dumpster? Give us a call at 888-905-2924.





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