How to Dispose a Used Mattress

How to Dispose a Used Mattress

Are you looking for used mattress disposal? If so, there are likely several community resources that you can take advantage of. It is important to remember that just because you no longer want to use your old mattress, someone else may be in need of one; this is why you should ask friends and family if they would like to use it before you dispose of it some other way. If you discover no one you know wants to use the mattress, make sure you check out these entities who take old mattresses.

Have a Professional Pick Up the Mattress

There are various pick up professionals who can help you dispose of your old mattress. A simple Google search will show you the different services offered in your area that focus on mattress disposal. Using this option for mattress disposal will likely cost you a fee ranging anywhere from $25 to $140.

Donate to an Entity Who Takes Old Mattresses

Regardless of where you live, there is likely a nearby Salvation Army or Goodwill store. These charity organizations take donations free of charge. All you have to do is drop off the mattress to one of their many donation drop-off points. In addition to Goodwill and The Salvation Army, the Habitat for Humanity is another entity you can donate your old used mattress to for free of charge. Don't have a nearby charity organization to donate to? That's perfectly okay. You can call around to local churches and domestic violence centers and see if they accept old mattresses.

Give or Sell on Craigslist and Facebook

A used mattress might not be worth much to you, but it is probably worth a whole lot to someone else. Sure, you aren't going to get top-dollar out of it if you sell it, but you can always try to see what you can get by selling it on Craigslist or Facebook. Not interested in taking money for your old mattress? That's fine. You can always make a posting on Craigslist and Facebook stating that you are giving your mattress away to someone in need of it. You can rest assured someone will jump real quick on picking up a free mattress.

Recycle Your Used Mattress

Did you know there are more than 20 million mattresses each year that go to a landfill? That's a lot of mattresses that could be recycled. Worst of all, these mattresses aren't biodegradable, meaning they don't break down into the earth. Instead, they cause unsafe working conditions and damage our planet. Fortunately, there are two organizations that help you dispose of your mattress the right way -- Earth911 and Bye-Bye Mattress.

Reuse the Mattress for Something Else

There are many parts of a mattress that can be broke down and used for other purposes. Take for example the foam material in a mattress; this can be used as a moving blanket. The wood parts of a used mattress can be used as landscaping mulch or for scrap material in a house or garage project. To properly disassemble a mattress, check out an easy-to-follow video on YouTube.

Edited: 09/13/2019