There comes a time in everyone’s life when it is time to get rid of their old mattress. There are a lot of questions that come up on the best way to throw away your mattress. Not only are mattresses hard to carry but they also can not be thrown away in a normal garbage truck. Depending on the city you live in, the laws and regulations on how you need to dispose of your mattress correctly. Here are the three ways you can properly get rid of your old mattress.
Recycling your mattress
One way to properly throw away your mattress is by recycling it. 80%-90% of mattresses can be recycled and used to make new products. The parts of the mattress such as the springs, upholstery, and other wooden parts are all viable for recycling. However, most neighborhood recycling trucks do not accept mattresses so it is important to research facilities in your area that will take your mattress for recycling. Recycling your mattress is also environmentally conscious. Throwing away your mattress leaves massive waste in the landfill.
Donate your mattress
Donating your mattress is a great way to get rid of a mattress that is still in good condition. There are many facilities and companies that take mattresses for donations. If you decide you want to donate your mattress you need to make sure that your mattress is still in a decent condition, no tears or bed bugs. When giving away a mattress, either to a family friend or to a donation center it is important to be transparent about its condition. There are many places that allow for mattress donations. The Salvation Army, Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity are just a few examples of organizations that accept donated mattresses. If you are looking for a more local option there are many local organizations that are in need of mattresses so doing some research on places that accept mattresses is always a good idea.
Throw it away
If your mattress is not in any condition to be recycled or donated the final option is to properly throw away your old mattress. Luckily, there are plenty of companies that will come and pick up your mattress for you and properly get rid of it for you. Depending on where you live, cities can have different regulations of the disposal of mattresses. One of the first things you should research, when throwing away your mattress, is if there is a fee for disposing of a mattress. Another option for throwing away your mattress is by renting a dumpster. Renting dumpsters can be helpful when you can not find a company that will properly get rid of your mattress.
At Wholesale Mattress Center we understand the importance of properly disposing your mattress and are here if you have any questions regarding the process. If you are looking to replace your old mattress please contact us today.