How To Get Rid of Your Old Mattress

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Ben Trapskin

I have reviewed hundreds of mattresses, sheets, pillows, duvet inserts, comforters, sleep gadgets, and adjustable beds. My reviews are based on my personal experience and the feedback I get from customers.

Recently updated on December 8th, 2018 at 04:04 pm

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You’ve found the mattress of your dreams and are ready to get an amazing night’s sleep. First, however, you’ll need to ditch your current mattress. If you’re prepared to haul your old mattress out of your bedroom and place it on the curb for trash pickup, think again — this approach is both inconvenient, bad for the environment, and potentially hazardous to your health. Make one wrong move and you risk throwing out your back. Furthermore, many municipalities do not allow residents to simply send their mattresses out with the trash. Thus, what might begin as a simple trip from the bedroom to the curb could become a significantly lengthier journey to your local recycling center.

Disposing of your mattress does not need to be difficult — you just need help from somebody with the tools and the physical strength necessary to get that pesky mattress out of your home. The hardworking team at Mattress Disposal is happy to help you dispose of your mattress in an eco-friendly manner. Follow these steps to get rid of your mattress in the easiest and most stress-free way possible:

Schedule Pickup

Once you decide to work with a mattress disposal service, you can book your appointment online or over the phone. Call at least one day ahead of time to ensure that a time slot is available. The Mattress Disposal can work around your schedule — pickups are available seven days a week, excluding major holidays. If you have a tendency to forget about these types of appointments, no worries — you’ll receive a call the evening prior to mattress pickup. You can expect this call to occur between 7 and 9 p.m.

A national service is Load Up. They have very competitive rates and can pick up your mattress for as low as $85.

Make the Mattress Accessible

The team that picks up your mattress can handle a lot, but you should do your part to make their lives easier. Clear away any objects that block access to your mattress. If you need multiple items to be disposed of, you can always use one of Mattress Disposal’s packages to get rid of your mattress, your box spring, and up to eight additional furniture items. As with your mattress, these items should be at least reasonably accessible by the time the Mattress Disposal team arrives. Keep in mind that all items hauled from your home must be pre-paid; team members are not allowed to accept additional items unless you call them in and adjust your order.

Get Rid of Mattress: Recycling Or Disposal

If you are getting rid of your mattress due to a bed bug infestation, it will not be recycled. However, the Mattress Disposal team is happy to pick up your mattress and dispose of it. Please let the team know that your mattress has been impacted by bed bugs. If your decision to ditch your mattress has nothing to do with bed bugs, it will be recycled at a local facility.

The hassle of getting rid of an old mattress can cast a cloud over the excitement of getting a brand new one. Fortunately, you do not have to face the burden on your own. Skip the hassle and risk of getting rid of your mattress, and instead, let an expert do the heavy lifting. Book an appointment with a licensed and insured mattress disposal service, and get ready to enjoy a restful night’s sleep on your amazing new mattress!

Learn more about Load Up and Mattress removal