If you need to toss an old mattress, you know they can be difficult to get rid of. Not only are they large and difficult to move on your own, but they also can’t simply be thrown in the garbage. If you handle it on your own, most of the options for mattress disposal will surely require a lot of time and effort on your part. The good news is, there’s an easy way to get rid of your old mattress. (And it doesn’t involve abandoning it in an alleyway!)
How 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s Mattress
1. Simply schedule your mattress disposal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour arrival window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the mattress you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
4. 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.
Sustainable Mattress Disposal Matters!
1-800-GOT-JUNK? can take care of your mattress recycling and help find it a good home. We’ll do our best to donate it to charity whenever possible, or ensure that it’s disposed of responsibly.
Can You Donate an Old Mattress?
Absolutely! As long as your mattress is in good condition, it can be donated. This means your mattress should be free from stains, doesn’t have any rips or tears, and isn’t broken in any way. Each local charitable organization that accepts mattress donations will have slightly different standards for what they take, so it’s best to check with them before you drop it off.
If you want to avoid the hassle of transporting your mattress for donation on your own, give 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call. 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 get it out of your way for good.
Once we’ve picked up your old mattress, we’ll make sure it gets donated or recycled where possible. You can rest assured that your mattress will be disposed of responsibly.
Does 1-800-GOT-JUNK? take old mattresses with bed bugs?
Bed bugs present a unique problem, even when you’re ready to get rid of your old mattress. Rules and regulations differ from city to city, so accepting mattresses with bed bugs might not be possible for every 1-800-GOT-JUNK? location.
If you are dealing with a bed bug problem, simply let us know ahead of time, when you book your on-site estimate. If your region is able to accept it, we ask that you have a pest control professional treat and wrap your mattress completely in plastic before we arrive for pickup. It should also be labelled as “Contains Bed Bugs” to alert others who may handle the mattress. This helps to ensure that the bed bugs from your mattress aren't spread to other people's homes.
Can old mattresses be recycled?
Mattresses can be made of a variety of materials, including steel, wood, cotton and polyurethane foam, which can make them difficult to recycle. Even though it can sometimes be tricky, most mattresses can still be recycled.
Typically, this means taking your old mattress to a specialized recycling facility that is designed to handle mattresses. The process of recycling can involve many steps. Initially, it will be cut in half to help separate the materials. The metal pieces are then removed for further processing, and the rest of the fiber materials are shredded and baled.
Through mattress recycling, as much as 90% of the mattress can be reused. (Though this number varies widely from place to place.) That’s quite a lot of material that can be reused and turned into new products!
If you’re not sure where to take your mattress to be recycled, or simply don’t have the time to take care of if yourself, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is happy to help with your old mattress pick up! The process is easy—when we arrive, all you need to do is show us where your old mattress is located, and we’ll take care of the rest. All you have to do is point! You can rest easy knowing that your mattress has been properly recycled and disposed of.