How to Get Rid of a Mattress and Box Springs

Are you wondering how you should dispose of an old mattress? Along with electronics, mattresses are one of the most difficult consumer products to get rid of responsibly. But, there are several options for mattress removal & disposal, including renting a dumpster, donating, or recycling it. 


If you’re looking for alternatives to dispose of your mattress correctly, you’re in the right place. Let’s explore three of them and choose the one that suits your needs and preferences better. 

Donate Your Mattress

The average lifespan of a mattress is between 7 to 10 years. If your mattress is still in good condition, then you should consider donating it. This way your old mattress can still serve a purpose. Keep in mind that your mattress must be in a donatable condition before giving it away. 


Here’s a quick guide to making sure your mattress is in good condition.

No Stains

Stains mean that the mattress is not sanitary and the new user might be in danger of using it. Also, any liquid damage will cause the foam of the mattress to compress.

No Sagging in the Center or on the Edges

Most mattresses sag because their coil is rusted or their foam is compressed due to dust mites. If that’s the case, it’s better to recycle, instead of donating it. 

Recycle Your Mattress 

If your mattress is in a bad condition or very old, probably donation centers will not take it.  Therefore, your second-best option will be to recycle it. Most mattresses have foam, coil, cotton, wool and the good news is that these materials are recyclable. Make a difference and protect the environment with this type of mattress removal and disposal service.

Rent a Dumpster or Hire Junk Removal Services 

If you’re disposing of an old mattress as part of a larger home cleanout, renting a dumpster is a good option for getting rid of all your junk at once. With a dumpster rental on your property, you can easily carry your mattress and box spring into the bin. Usually, the price of a dumpster rental is more cost-effective than most other disposal options. Also, you can hire junk removal services near your area.

Garbage Guy Provides the Best Mattress Removal & Disposal Services 

If you’re looking for the best mattress removal & disposal service in town, Garbage Guy is your answer. We make sure your mattress is disposed of properly and if it is in good condition, we will donate or recycle it. Contact us today and learn more about our affordable services. 




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