Mattress Disposal

If you’ve ever tried it, you’ve likely discovered that mattress disposal is not an easy task. You can’t simply throw them in a dumpster or leave them on the curb to be picked up with your garbage. Perhaps that’s why many old mattresses unfortunately become abandoned eyesores in alleyways. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

1-800-GOT-JUNK? can take care of your mattress removal and help recycle it. We’ll do our best to donate it to charity whenever possible, or ensure that it’s disposed of responsibly. 

How Our Mattress Removal Service Works

Instead of dealing with that cumbersome mattress yourself, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and let our efficient team of professionals pick up your old bed and ensure it's disposed of properly. We can usually arrange for same day service which is convenient when you have new furniture that's being delivered or you've simply run out of space. Here's how our award winning service works: 

  • Simply schedule your mattress removal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
  • Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour window.
  • When we arrive, just point to the mattress you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
  • Once you say the word, we’ll haul your mattress away from wherever it’s located and finish by cleaning up the area. Plus, we recycle and donate your mattress whenever possible. 

If you are a hospital, hotel, or nursing home just give us a call so we can discuss the number of mattresses that you need removed and arrange for a bulk pick up that best fits your busy schedule.

Got Bed Bugs?

If you have a mattress that's being removed due to a bed bug infestation, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can take it with advanced notice. The mattress must be wrapped with the appropriate certification from a pest control company indicating that it has been treated/sprayed already. If your mattress has bed bugs and advanced notice was not provided, we have the right to decline it as we would never want to carry them into other people's homes and businesses.

Mattress Recycling

One might think their old bed can be left out with the trash, but a lot of municipalities and various states do not accept mattresses as part of their collection service and may even issue a fine. Besides, throwing away mattresses only helps to fill up our landfills faster. The eco-friendly way to dispose of an old mattress is to have it recycled. 

On average, about 90% of a mattress can be recovered through recycling. The wood, foam, cotton, and metal springs inside the mattress are all considered recyclable materials. Once a box spring has been broken down, its steel cage, wood frame, and cotton outer layer can all be recycled too. Similarly, memory foam, Tempur-Pedic, and latex foam mattresses are also recyclable.

In the event a mattress can't be recycled due to poor condition, rest assured it will be disposed of responsibly. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has been in business since 1989. As the world's largest junk removal service, we guarantee fast and efficient service with transparent rates. Ready to dispose of that old mattress? Say goodbye junk. Hello relief.

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