Every mattress has a lifespan- most last around 10 years on average. How do you know when your mattress is ready to go? If you notice that you are waking up more tired than normal, if you feel like you sleep better when you are away from home, or if you feel like your mattress is saggy are lumpy, it might be time for a new mattress. So if you now need to dispose of your mattress, it’s important to do it properly. Most curbside garbage collectors won’t pick up old mattresses, so here’s how you get rid of it the right way.
Call Your Garbage Collection Service
It’s worth putting in a call to your regular garbage collection service to see if they can accept the mattress. Their answer will vary based on their bulky item disposal policy, and their policies towards box springs and bedframes. Sometimes they will indeed pick up your mattress, they will just charge an extra fee for doing so.
Rent a Dumpster
Before renting the dumpster, discuss the company’s mattress policy with the representative on the phone. Many times they will accept mattresses, but they might just charge an extra fee. If you are thinking of doing so in Fayetteville, make sure to give us a call so we can tell you the landfill’s latest policy and rates. If you are just throwing away the mattress, a 10 or 12 yard dumpster rental should be to dispose of it. You might as well do a small home clean out while you have the dumpster as well!
Donate the Mattress
If you mattress is relatively new, it’s a good idea to donate it to charity. Even if you no longer need it, it could be a step up for someone else. Check with your local Salvation Army, Goodwill, or local churches to see if they accept mattress donations.
Hire a Junk Removal Company
This rather straightforward solution is often a no-brainer if you can’t figure out how else to throw out the mattress. The junk removal company will simply arrive at your house, pick it up, and take it away for a flat fee. It pays to call around and get a few quotes before picking your junk removal company, but you can expect to pay between $50-$150 to get rid of your mattress this way.
How NOT to Dispose of Your Mattress
A mattress can cause untold damage to the environment if you don’t dispose of it properly. That mean’s don’t abandon it in a forest, on the side of the road, in a body of water, or on the side of the street without checking with your municipality. Don’t burn it or leave it in someone else’s trash either. Simply pick one of the options in this article, and you’ll be well on your way to a better night’s sleep shortly.
Got any more waste management or disposal questions? Feel free to call the Fayetteville Dumpster Rental Team at (910) 729-6771!