Last Updated on December 31, 2022
With all the millions of mattresses being sold annually worldwide, it’s a wonder where all of these used mattresses cease to be worthy at the end of their life cycle. I used to have an image of large refuse sites with stacks of rubbish and piles of mattresses. In the US, this is no longer the case as it was some decades ago. However, in many places across the world, a landfill site is undoubtedly where old mattresses still do tend to expire, piled high in corners of tips where they take up space and cause unnecessary harm to the environment.
The Previous Option
Donating a mattress to local charities was (and in some places still is) a great option because it’s free and is great for helping those in need. It’s a cost-effective and positive thing to do for society. However, with all the red tape surrounding hygiene and safety awareness of having a used mattress, many institutions can no longer readily accept your unwanted freebies. If you find one that does, please leave a note in the comments below. However, many people will need to resort to a paid-for option, i.e., a mattress removal service.
The Newer Option
When you use a mattress removal service, where exactly do you think your old mattress ends up? No, not in a landfill, even though that would be the most natural solution for everyone. Instead, many companies now exist solely for collecting junk which can later be passed on and recycled by other companies. This is a large economy in itself and is an excellent way of helping the environment by reducing waste in landfills. Some decades ago recycling wasn’t so popular, but it has recently shaped the modern world we live in and has not only boosted economies but equally important it has a less toxic impact on the environment. Did you know that a typical innerspring mattress can have 100% of its contents recycled?
Where and How?
One of the easiest ways of getting your creaky boxspring or old mattress collected is by using a service provided by a company such as LoadUp. Although others are offering similar services, this is the one we are most familiar with. Not only will they get rid of a mattress for you, but they will also remove almost any other unwanted junk and attempt to recycle as much as possible. Just some of the items include things like old furniture, used tires, beds, electronics, household appliances, yard debris, household junk, and even office waste.
To get started, visit the LoadUp website and enter your zip code for local availability and pricing. Also, enter the number of items and then book a date. Select options such as whether a disassembly service is required, for things like beds, etc. They will turn up and remove your mattress or any other items for you. All payments are processed online, so there is no cash involved, and all drivers are background-checked for your safety. It is that simple to wave goodbye to your unwanted goods.
Lindsay is a contributor and the senior editor of all content posted on this site. She is in this role due to her somewhat unrivaled expertise through previous retail experience in the mattress and bedding industry.
3 thoughts on “Mattress Disposal and Recycling In The US”
I have a king mattress I would like to donate. It is clean and used in a second home
The mattress is in Transylvania County NC
Do you have any info on where to sign up to become a hauler that picks up store returns
Sorry, no I don’t. But maybe somebody else here might?