When it's time to get rid of your used mattress, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has the experience and expertise you need to handle the job quickly and conveniently.
When you think of old mattress disposal, you may have images of worn out, stained mattresses sitting at the curb waiting for trash pickup. However, it's quite common for cities not to allow mattresses to go in the trash at all, and you may be surprised to find out that mattress recycling is an easy, more environmentally friendly option.
Most mattresses are able to be almost entirely recycled, with around 90 percent of the mattresses and box spring materials being able to be recovered and reused for other purposes. The wood frame, the padded foam that gave your mattress all that cushy support in its better years and even the cotton cover and metal springs can all be separated and reused. Latex foam and memory foam mattresses, such as Tempur-Pedic brand, can also usually be recycled.
Recycling a mattress is a great way to cut down on your carbon footprint and do some good for the environment without having to lift a finger, but there will be times when a mattress is too far gone to be recycled. In these cases, we dispose of the mattress as responsibly as possible. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we pride ourselves on our environmental vision which puts recycling and responsible junk removal at the top of our priority list. This means you can rest easy knowing your old mattress and box spring are in good hands.
Mattresses Exposed to Bed Bugs
If your mattress has been exposed to bed bugs, getting rid of it safely is important. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we can come pick up and remove these mattresses for you, taking the hassle and the stress out of the process, with just a few simple precautions:
You must notify us in advance that the mattress has had bed bugs. This is just to ensure we can make you aware of the proper procedures for securing the mattress and be ready to take it on your scheduled pickup day. If there was no advance notice, we will have to decline pickup and come back once the other steps have been taken.
It must be appropriately wrapped. It's important for a mattress that has been exposed to bed bugs to be securely wrapped so that it is contained and there's no chance of the bed bugs being spread to other locations.
It must come with a certification form that it has been treated. Any pest control company you use should be able to provide you with this form, showing when and how the mattress was treated.
If you have any questions about these steps or the general process of removing a mattress with bed bugs, our customer support staff would be happy to help.
Bulk Pickup for Businesses
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a preferred provider for individuals and businesses alike. If you're a business — we often work with nursing homes, hospitals and hotels — that needs several mattresses removed, just call us to schedule a bulk pick up. We'll just need to know how many mattresses we'll be taking (to make sure we leave enough space in the truck) and what day and time works best with your normal operating hours.
Call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to schedule your Murrieta old mattress removal and disposal, and quit losing sleep over how to get your worn out mattress out of the house.