Ciao! Breaking up with your mattress is not the best feeling, however, the feeling of getting a brand new one and moving on to better things is surely something special. If you are unsure whether or not it is time to get rid of your mattress, check out our previous blog on all the red flags to know when it is the right time to say arrivederci! However, if you are wondering exactly how to approach the next step of the process, you came to the right place.
Disposing of a mattress can be tedious, so as I always say, grab a tall glass of wine and let me guide you through the different options to dispose of a mattress stress-free!
Bene, let’s continue…
Believe it or not, but the way you decide to dispose of a mattress can have a great impact on the environment. For example, leaving your mattress in front of your house or throwing it in the dumpster, can fill up our landfills with chemicals. Mattresses are considered to be hazardous waste, and that is something we want to be extra careful about.
Not to worry because the best way to protect the environment during this process is to recycle!
The first thing you will want to do is search where you can recycle your mattress around your area. There are many mattress recycling services that could assist you in this, that way there is less stress on you.
Now, if you are wondering how much these services would cost, it might vary depending on the service and size of a mattress, it is important to check estimates or call to confirm a set price. However, many of these services are done at a reasonable price, which is worth it when you think about all the hassles you will get to avoid! And the best part about this is the free pickups, which are provided by most services.
To make it easier on you, I will add a couple of links to help you find the right disposal service around your area. Click away!
- LoadUp Nationwide Junk Removal: Mattress Removal & Disposal
- Bye Bye Mattresses
- Local Junk Removal Mattress Removal Estimates
- Earth 911
The next option is to donate!
If your mattress is not working too well for you, but it is still in decent shape, wouldn’t it be so nice to give it away to those in need. After all, everyone deserves a restful sleep, and you could be making that possible!
And not to worry, just like the disposable services, some donation organizations will provide free pickup as well! Amazing right?
Some organizations to look into would be:
Goodwill: Goodwill is based in the US and Canada with 162 locations. They allow mattress donations, as long as it is in good condition and fits all their guidelines.
Salvation Army: This organization is known for its honorable donations. It is important to check their guidelines before donating. However, in some locations, the organization does provide free pickups. Giving a call to the nearest location would give you a more clear answer on whether or not that service would be available.
Habitat for Humanity: This is a non-profit organization that helps the community improve, by providing various services such as donations, and volunteering. Some locations take mattress donations with a free pick up, however, just like the organizations mentioned above, it is important to double-check with the location near you.
The last option would be to give your mattress away by selling it or putting it for free grabs.
There is nothing wrong with selling your mattress on your own, or just giving it away to one of your friends or family who might also want to switch their own mattress.
If you are looking to resell your mattress, here is a list of websites that can make your life easier, by selling online. All you have to do is add a description and picture, grande am I right!
- Facebook Marketplace
Fun Fact #1: If you are a college student or know someone who is in college right now, they usually have a Facebook page for each graduate class and that would be a perfect target market for you to sell your mattress as well.
Tutto Fatto! We have completed the guide on how to dispose of your mattress. Out with the old and in with the new! Stay tuned for more blogs on mattress shopping, and handling.
Buona notte e sogni d’oro from yours truly