Old mattress disposal and removal services near you

Getting rid of your old mattresses certainly isn’t the easiest task. They’re big, bulky, and always seem to move in an unpredictable manner that your back has to pay for later. To make matters more complicated, you can’t simply throw them out—they need to be disposed of properly. That’s where we come in!

Why choose 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to pick up and dispose of your old mattress?

When you call a team of professionals like the ones at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, all that stress and worry of bulky junk disposal disappears. Our crew works quickly and efficiently, so you can get right to enjoying your newly clutter-free space without sacrificing any of your limited free time. We’re also always sure to handle the items we take responsibly, so you can rest assured that your old mattress is properly disposed of. All you have to do is point! We’re in your neighborhood, so find a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? location near you now.

Types of mattresses we collect:

We take just about any non-hazardous items necessary during our junk removal process, and when it comes to mattresses and beds, what we’ll haul away includes the following:

  • Inner-Spring Mattresses
  • Futons
  • Foam Mattresses
  • Box Springs
  • Old Cushions
  • Platform Beds
  • Mattress Foundations
  • Adjustable Base Mattresses
  • Latex Mattresses
  • Water Or Air Beds
  • Gel & Pillow Top Mattresses
  • Memory Foam Mattresses
How our service works

How our service works:

  1. Schedule your appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
  2. Our truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment window to let you know what time we’ll arrive.
  3. We'll take a look at the items you want to be removed and give you an all-inclusive price.
  4. We'll remove your items, sweep up the area, and collect payment once we’re done.

How our pricing works

The final cost of your junk removal can vary depending on what we take, how much needs to be removed, how much space it takes up in our trucks. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is always happy to provide you with an onsite, no-obligation estimate, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Click here to see our pricing.

We pick up and dispose your old mattress by recycling or donating where possible

Mattresses are hard to compact and take up a lot of space in landfills, making recycling them the better option for disposal. Up to 90% of the materials that make up a mattress can be recycled and made into new products, including:

  • Foam Padding: Can be turned into carpet underlayment, animal bed padding, or carpet padding
  • Fabric and Fibers: Can be used in industrial oil filters and other textile applications
  • Box springs: Can be recycled as metal scraps, used to make new appliances and building materials
  • Wooden frames: Can be shredded to produce landscaping mulch or burned as an alternative fuel source

Another alternative is that if the mattress is in good shape, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can donate it to a local charity so it gets as much use as possible.

Mattress disposal and removal FAQ

Once it’s time to say goodbye to your old mattress, there are several options you can consider.

Here are a few ways to get rid of a mattress:

  1. Sell your mattress online.
  2. Contact your local recycling center.
  3. Donate your mattress to a local nonprofit organization or charity.
  4. Hire a junk removal company, like 1-800-GOT-JUNK? that offers waste disposal services.
  5. Mattresses should only go to the landfill as a last resort.

If you're looking for more options, head to our guide on how to dispose of your mattress.

Putting your mattress on the curb is not the proper way to dispose of it. Depending on where you live, you could be fined up to $300. Before you contact your local waste management company about bulk garbage pickup, consider donating your old mattress to a local charity or recycling it.

If your frame, headboard or footboard is in good condition, consider selling them online or donating them to a local charity. Bed frames that are in bad condition can be picked up, recycled, and hauled to your local waste facility.

There are many parts of a mattress that can be recycled. Steel springs, wood frames, stuffing, and fabric are all contained in a mattress and can be recycled and reused in different ways. However, mattresses are too big to be left out for pickup with your regular recycling. You’ll need to find a facility that specializes in mattress recycling and transport it there on your own. If you want to make sure all parts of your old mattress are recycled properly without the need to lift a finger, then our friendly and professional crew at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is the solution for you!

Mattresses are made from a variety of materials that can be reused once the mattress has reached the end of its life cycle.

  1. Contact your local recycling company to find out if they pick up mattresses.
  2. Check your mattress warranty to see if your mattress can be bought back or collected by your retailer.
  3. Haul your mattress to a local recycling center.
  4. Give your mattress away online or to someone you know.
  5. Call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to recycle or donate your mattress for you.

When a mattress is recycled it is cut open and disassembled. The materials are then compressed, stripped, and taken away. The springs and metal parts are sent to a scrap metal site, while the wooden items are recycled and used as fuel sources.

If your mattress is more than eight years old, it’s time to do some shopping. However, there are other warning signs that signal that it's time to upgrade.

Here are six signs that it is time to look for a new mattress:

  1. You have allergies from dust mites.
  2. You’re waking up with aches and pains.
  3. Your mattress has lumps.
  4. You’re not getting enough sleep.
  5. Your mattress becomes “too hard” or “too soft.”
  6. Your mattress creaks and squeaks.
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