Do you think it’s time to buy a new mattress? Are you unsure what to do with your old mattress? The complete size of a mattress, not to mention the weight, can make it hard for you to move your mattress, even if you have help. 

Some people choose to switch out their mattress because they’re interested in a new model or mattress type, and some people try to find out a new mattress because their comfort desires have changed over time, because of factors like age, losing or gaining weight, or injuries. 


Over time, every mattress sooner or later is going to lose its ability to offer the support and comfort you need for a good night’s sleep. This means that everyone will need to change their old mattresses a few times during their lifetime.

The reason why there’s a growing need for learning how to remove an old mattress is that people nowadays buy their mattresses online. When you buy a mattress online, it’s harder to find someone who can take away the old mattress when a new mattress is delivered.

There are different ways to get rid of a used mattress, from recycling to donating to throwing it away. The method that’s right for you depends on a number of different factors, especially the state of the mattress, where you live, and which services are close by offering which types of disposal and donation facilities.

Responsible mattress removal is very important. That’s why we found out the 3 most responsible ways of how to remove your old mattress.

Recycle or Repurpose.

You can recycle an old mattress for free. There are some recycling companies that can reuse many parts of the old mattress – wood, steel, cotton, box springs, foam – repurposing these parts into new products. You can also break the mattress down yourself, reusing the parts yourself or donating them to a recycling company. 

  • Hiring a Mattress Removal Company 

Mattresses are heavy, hard to destroy, and there are all tons of guidelines about how to properly remove them. Plus it takes a lot of time and effort. Also, you won’t be able to fit a mattress in your own vehicle and get it to where it needs to go. But before you decide to rent a truck just to move a mattress, consider making mattress removal easy by hiring experts. Mattress removal services can take away your mattress, lift it up for you and take it wherever it needs to go. Furthermore contacting a rubbish removal service, to take away your old mattress, is easy to do and it can save you money.

On the other hand, you may encounter a slightly stressful and unpleasant situation. When it comes to not just one or two mattresses or many mattresses, but when you have different debris with the mattress. Rarely do some companies only accept the mattress. What to do with other waste? Click here and take a look at the tips for rubbish removal by experts in this field.

    Give It Away Or Throw It Away

If you can’t find an institute or charity to donate your mattress too, there’s always the choice of giving it away to someone directly. But, if you can’t find someone to give your old mattress to, then probably the best way is to throw it away. First, you’ll need to check with your city’s local mattress disposal rules, in order to make sure you dispose of the mattress in the right way. You should also ask if there’s a mattress removal or disposal fee, so you know what to expect. 

 Donate Your Old Mattress

You can also donate your old mattress. Donated mattresses must still be functional, so they can be used again. There are a few standard rules: Do not donate any mattresses with plagues of any kind, especially when it comes to bed bugs and mould.  Issues like broken, prominent, or bending twirls can make a mattress unusable. Do not donate a mattress with large, obvious rips, tears, or holes. Also, mattresses with stains should not be donated. So, you have to be careful about your old mattress condition before you decide to donate it.


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