Quick, Convenient Mattress Removal
Tossing an old mattress can be difficult. Not only are mattresses large and difficult to move on your own, 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 require a lot of time and effort on your part.
Why choose 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to remove and recycle your old mattress?
When you call a team of professionals like those at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, all the stress and hassle of clearing out that junk disappears. Our crew gets the job done as efficiently as possible so you can enjoy a newly clutter-free space without having to sacrifice any of your limited free time.
Additionally, we always handle the items we take responsibly, so you can rest assured that you’ve done your part in the proper disposal of your old mattresses. Let us do all the heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is point! We’re in your neighborhood—find a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? location near you.
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.
Recycling & donating old mattresses and box springs
It is difficult and expensive to dispose of old discarded mattresses. They are hard to compact, take up a lot of space in landfills, and get caught up in the incinerator which adds up to the disposal cost. This makes recycling a mattress the better alternative.
Contrary to what many might think, there are many materials within mattresses that can commonly be recycled (up to 80-90%!). Most mattress and box spring components can be disassembled and recycled easily. They are made of materials that can be used to manufacture a variety of new products.
- Foam Padding: Can be turned into carpet underlayment or animal bed padding / carpet padding
- Fabric / 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
Additionally, if the mattress is in good condition, we can also donate it to a local charity to ensure it gets as much use as possible.
Mattress removal FAQs
Does 1-800-GOT-JUNK? take old mattresses with bed bugs?
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, please let us know ahead of time when you book your on-site estimate. If we’re 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 labeled 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 you donate a mattress?
Absolutely! As long as your mattress is in good condition, it can be donated. This means your mattress should be free from stains, rips, or tears, and not be 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.
Can old mattresses be recycled?
Yes, mattresses can be recycled and the practice is fairly common. Through mattress recycling, approximately 80-90% of the mattress can be reused. That’s quite a lot of material that can be reused and turned into new products!
What parts of a mattress 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 can’t simply be left out for pickup with your regular recycling. You’ll often need to find a facility that specializes in mattress recycling, and you’ll need to transport it there on your own.
Why is recycling a mattress is good for the environment?
When you decide to recycle your old mattress, you help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in your local landfill. Many parts of the mattress need to be recycled, as they take decades to decompose if they end up in a landfill.
How do I know when to get a new mattress?
There are several signs that it's time to get a new mattress. These include:
- The mattress is over 8 years old.
- It creaks or squeaks when you move on it.
- It rolls you toward the center when you lie down.
- Your back hurts when you get up in the morning.
- You don’t feel like you get a restful sleep each night.
- The mattress noticeably sags in the middle.
- You often wake up feeling congested due to dust allergies.
Sleeping on an old mattress could have long term effects on your health, so it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible.
Can an old mattress cause allergies?
Yes, old mattresses often cause allergies. If you have allergy symptoms only at night time, your mattress could be infested with dust mites! They are one of the most common household allergens and like to hide in the cotton folds of your mattress. If you think this is the case, it’s best to get rid of the mattress immediately and get a new one that is dust mite resistant.
Mattresses & beds that we take
- Inner-Spring Mattresses
- 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