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5 Ways to Get Rid of Your Old Mattress

Posted by on May 4, 2020
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When a mattress has been used beyond its term, and it offers more pain than comfort, it’s probably a good idea to toss it out and get a better one. Whether a person is simply replacing their mattress because it wasn’t comfortable enough anymore, or they decided to toss it out as a larger home cleaning project, finding the correct route of disposal is essential.

It can be tricky to find an efficient way to dispose of large pieces of furniture and mattresses. The urgency to get rid of a mattress is often very high because they take up so much space, and a bare mattress is often unsightly and cannot just be left in the house for everyone to stare at.

Luckily, there are quite a few safe, fast, and easy ways for a person to get rid of their mattresses. Let’s examine the top 5 ways you can dispose of old mattresses from your home.

1. Donate it

If the mattress is in good condition and is only lightly used, consider donating it to someone else who could benefit from it. The mattress must be in good condition if one wants to donate it. If it is worn out and excessively used, you should simply toss it out.

Under no condition should you try and donate a mattress that has more springs than fabric. Not only is this offensive to the person or agency who the mattress is being donated to, but one could get into serious trouble. If caught, you may have to pay a legal fine for donating something unworthy, thus making their job harder in the long run.

In many cases, individuals end up buying the wrong size mattress, and they are unable to get a refund. If this is the case, they should consider selling it and informing the buyers that the mattress was never used and is only being sold because it was the wrong size.

2. Contact curbside collection

If donating or selling is not an option, check your local curbside collection agency. There are generally curbside collectors who come around every neighbourhood and pick up extra furniture and other large pieces of clutter that are left outside. The problem with the curbside collection, though, is that there’s no guarantee they will take the mattress, and their schedules can often be quite unpredictable.

3. Rent a dumpster bin

One of the most efficient ways to make sure that the mattress is disposed of immediately and correctly is to rent a dumpster bin. A dumpster bin can come in a variety of different sizes, and the more clutter you intend to throw away, the larger the bin you should order. It makes more sense to rent one if you have multiple mattresses you want to dispose of or if you’re cleaning out your home, and there are many other items to remove.

4. Call junk removal in Toronto

A more practical option for individuals who only want to get rid of 1 or 2 mattresses and who don’t have a lot of other junk, is to call junk removal in Toronto. Junk collectors generally come at your convenience and remove your clutter for a reasonable fee. This is very practical for those who live alone or who can’t lift their mattress and transport it to the junkyard themselves.

Even if you’re looking to throw out a mattress, check your entire home top to bottom one last time before contacting junk collectors to ensure there is nothing else that you would like to dispose of as well. Finding a vehicle large enough to fit the mattress, carrying the mattress into the vehicle, and transporting it to the junkyard is a lot of work. It makes much more sense to avoid this hassle and call someone to come and do the hard work for them.

5. Check if it can be recycled

If the mattress is not contaminated or does not have any serious problems, there’s a high chance that it can be recycled. Millions of mattresses are thrown into landfills each year, and this number is very scary, considering that they can take decades to decompose. Some mattress recycling companies in Canada have found efficient ways to recycle the mattress material, and anyone who has a used mattress should call and question whether their mattress can be recycled.

However, it’s important to note that the locations of these mattress recycling facilities are often very far away, and they generally do not offer any pickup services.

There are many ways a person can get rid of a mattress from their home. First, if the mattress is in good enough condition, they can donate it or even try and sell it. If it has lived past its age, though, its proper disposal will have to be arranged as soon as possible so that it does not become an unsightly obstruction in one’s home or a space-consuming item in the garage or storage area.

One of the easiest ways to effectively get rid of a mattress is to simply rent out a garbage bin and toss it out along with any old pieces of furniture and leftover materials from renovations while you’re cleaning your home. When you decide to toss out your mattress for good, call a junk removal service or your local curbside collection agency to see if they are willing to pick it up. Also, check to see if it qualifies to be sent to a mattress recycling center.

For more information on junk removal in Toronto, call Red Bins at 416-733-2467 or contact us here.

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