Buying a new mattress will cost you anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand pounds, so you probably won’t want to spend even more money to get rid of your old one.
But finding a way to recycle a mattress for free is not easy, especially if you want to do it responsibly.
How to get rid of a mattress
You have many options for recycling your mattress, but some are costly, environmentally harmful, and even illegal.
People have employed many ways to get rid of an old mattress, they’ve come up with different resolutions, including obtaining guidance, paying a professional company, and donating to charity.
Pay an organization to pick up your old mattress
Customers disposed of their last mattress by picking it up from the company that delivered the new mattress to them.
Asking the seller to pick up your old mattress when they deliver the new one is only good if you are sure the new mattress is right for you. Otherwise, you will be left without a mattress if you later choose to replace it. If you have any suspicions, specialist mattress firms such as City Junk & Gardening can pick up and dispose of your old mattress at your comfort.
Take your old mattress to the regional council
Your local council will probably take old mattresses, but you’ll need a vehicle to get them there – big enough to fit the mattress. If you have a car, but your trunk is too small to fit a mattress, you may find it fits if you roll up the mattress and secure it with string.
But it’s a big effort when the mattress remains in a landfill. You may decide you’d rather go the extra mile to have it delivered to a dedicated recycling facility or pay the convenience of a council or specialist recycling company to pick it up from your home.
Donate your old mattress to charity
If your mattress is still in good condition, consider donating it to charity or giving it away for free. This way, you may help someone in demand and guarantee they don’t end up in a dump.
Organizations like the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, and Emmaus will resell your mattress and donate the proceeds to a good cause. Several other charities also receive mattress assistance, so if there’s a reason you’d especially like to help, it’s worth reaching the charity instantly.
Pay your local council to pick up bulky trash
Most local councils offer collection and disposal services for bulky waste, including beds and mattresses. But it can be surprisingly costly, and there’s usually no warranty your mattress won’t end up in a landfill – many local authorities simply say they’ll recycle some or all of the waste where feasible.