Saying Goodbye to Your Old Mattress
A Proper Send-Off
We’ve all seen mattresses that have been improperly disposed of. Mattresses don’t belong on the side of the road, in the bottom of a lake or in the middle of a field. Your mattress did a good job for you for many years and now it’s your turn to take care of it. Dispose of your mattress in a safe and responsible way:
- Ask the store where you bought your new mattress to pick up your old set when they deliver the new one. Most retailers routinely offer mattress pick-up and disposal service as part of the purchase price or for a small fee.
- Call your local municipality, sanitation department or garbage collector. They usually have provisions for picking up larger items.
- Refer to Bye Bye Mattress’ directory of recyclers for a location near you.
Time to toss? 70% of old mattresses remain in use past the point when they’re still in good shape.