Getting a new mattress is an exciting event. The promise of better sleep, knowing that you’ll sleep on fresh, new material, and if you really treated yourself, new sheets to go with it! But what about your old mattress? The one that’s been slept on every night for ten years and is likely heavy with dust mites? Right, that one. The idea of figuring out how to discard that mattress can put a damper on the whole event. So here’s how you’ll be prepared:
Mattress delivery service + disposal
Through Mattress Man’s 5-Star Delivery Service, you can rest easy knowing that trained, insured professionals with years of experience will not only deliver and set up your new mattress set or adjustable bed, they’ll also dispose of packaging and haul away your old mattress. For added convenience, we’ll contact you the evening prior to your chosen delivery date with a 1-hour delivery window. This is, by far, the easiest way to say goodbye to your old mattress.
Donating your mattress
Donating your mattress gets a little bit dicey. Many charities will not accept a mattress donation for a few reasons. Mattresses are bulky and hard to store. It’s impossible to know what has happened to a used mattress. The fear of bed bugs is real — as it should be! If you haven’t yet, read our blog post on exactly why you should stop thinking about buying (or donating) a used mattress.
If you happen to have a mattress in great condition that’s only been lightly used, some charities, like Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, and local shelters might accept a mattress donation.
Recycling your mattress
Did you know that up to 80% of mattress material can be recycled? There are places that specifically process mattresses for recycling, and you can find options near you using the Bye Bye Mattress website.
If you can’t find a place to recycle your old mattress, call your local municipality and see if their recycling centers or waste centers will accept it. If hauling it there yourself isn’t possible, you may be able to put your mattress out by the curb for your city’s bulk trash day. Another option is calling a junk removal company, like 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
As we said before, the fastest, easiest way to get rid of your old mattress is to buy your new mattress from a retailer that will take care of it for you. That’s why Mattress Man offers easy mattress set up services that include trash and old mattress removal. Come talk to our sleep experts about your new bed: it’s simple from start to finish!