Mattress Removal & Recycling

If you need to toss an old mattress, you know they can be difficult to get rid of. Not only are they large and difficult to move on your own, but 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 surely require a lot of time and effort on your part. The good news is, there’s an easy way to get rid of your old mattress. (And it doesn’t involve abandoning it in an alleyway!)

1800-GOT-JUNK? can take care of your mattress removal and help find it a good home. We’ll do our best to recycle and donate it to charity whenever possible, or ensure that it’s disposed of responsibly.  

How 1800-GOT-JUNK?'s Mattress Removal Works

1. Simply schedule your mattress recycling appointment online or by calling 1800-468-586.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour arrival window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the mattress you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll take your mattress from wherever it’s located and finish by cleaning up the area. Plus, we recycle and donate your mattress whenever possible. 

*Surcharges may apply in some areas 

Sustainable Mattress Disposal Matters!

Let 1800-GOT-JUNK? take care of your mattress recycling or disposal for you. We’ll do our best to donate it to charity whenever possible, or ensure that it’s recycled or disposed of responsibly.

Can I just throw away an old mattress?

When you need to get rid of a mattress, it’s not quite as simple as putting it out with the rubbish. There’s a good chance your mattress can be donated to charity, or even recycled so its components can be turned into something new.

If your mattress is in good condition and you decide to donate it, you’ll need to contact a local charitable organization to make sure your mattress meets their requirements first. While some charities may offer old mattress pick up services, others might need to you to drop it off yourself.

If you have a mattress recycling facility nearby, you can also take it there to be broken down into its components to be recycled.

Or, you can give 1800-GOT-JUNK? a call and let us take care of your mattress removal for you. We make it easy—we’ll pick up your mattress from wherever it’s located and get it out of your way in no time. We’ll also make sure it gets donated or recycled where possible.

Can old mattresses be donated?

Absolutely! As long as your mattress is in good condition, it can be donated. This means your mattress should be free from stains, doesn’t have any rips or tears, and isn’t 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.

If you want to avoid the hassle of transporting your mattress for donation on your own, give 1800-GOT-JUNK? a call. When we arrive, just point to the mattress you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your mattress away from wherever it’s located and get it out of your way for good.

Once we’ve picked up your old mattress, we’ll make sure it gets donated or recycled where possible. You can rest assured that your mattress will be disposed of responsibly.

Does 1800-GOT-JUNK? collect old mattresses with bed bugs?

Bed bugs present a unique problem, even when you’re ready to get rid of your old mattress. 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, simply let us know ahead of time, when you book your on-site estimate. If your region is 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 labelled 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 old mattresses be recycled?

Mattresses can be made of a variety of materials, including steel, wood, cotton and polyurethane foam, which can make them difficult to recycle. Even though it can sometimes be tricky, most mattresses can still be recycled.

Typically, this means taking your old mattress to a specialized recycling facility that is designed to handle mattresses. The process of recycling can involve many steps. Initially, it will be cut in half to help separate the materials. The metal pieces are then removed for further processing, and the rest of the fiber materials are shredded and baled.

Through mattress recycling, as much as 90% of the mattress can be reused. (Though this number varies widely from place to place.) That’s quite a lot of material that can be reused and turned into new products!

If you’re not sure where to take your mattress to be recycled, or simply don’t have the time to take care of if yourself, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is happy to help with your old mattress pick up! The process is easy—when we arrive, all you need to do is show us where your old mattress is located, and we’ll take care of the rest. All you have to do is point! You can rest easy knowing that your mattress has been properly recycled and disposed of.

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