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Sun Oct, 20

How To Dispose Of A Mattress

An old unwanted mattress is a bulky waste item that can’t be taken with your usual rubbish. There are many different methods of getting rid of an old mattress, but whatever you choose to do you’ll probably need some help. So, what’s the best way to dispose of a mattress?

Mattress disposal

How to get rid of a mattress

When thinking what to do with an old mattress the biggest problem is its size. Most people don’t own a car or van big enough mattress disposal, and it’s a risk trying to tie one to the roof of your vehicle, so a normal tip run is out. This means you’ll need to find an alternative solution.

There are dedicated services to take away old mattresses – but these can be pricey. Councils can do bulky waste removal for a lower cost but waiting times can be lengthy – so you might be stuck with that mattress for a long time, and a mattress tends to be quite an annoying thing to have stuck in a room when you want it gone.

So instead, consider either a rubbish clearance or hiring a skip.

If you choose our rubbish clearance service, we’ll arrive at your home on the arranged day with a vehicle large enough to dispose of your mattress. We’ll even help you load it so that you don’t need to do all the heavy lifting yourself. And if you’ve any other household waste that you need to be removed at the same time, we can take that with us too.

The alternative is a skip. A skip is a better option for disposing of a mattress if you want to take your time clearing out your home. If you’ve got some rooms to sort through but you don’t want to leave a pile of waste outside your home or have it cluttering up the house, a skip gives you more freedom. You can add the mattress and any other waste whenever you want to until it’s full, and then we’ll come and collect it.

Mattress Removal Prices

So, how much does it cost to dispose of a mattress? Council bulky waste collections may be the cheapest option available but you’re likely to be waiting for weeks for a collection. Plus, you need to have somewhere safe to leave your mattress for it to be collected and, if it rains on the day of pick up and your mattress is soaked through, they can refuse it due to the extra weight.

So, it’s easier to hire a skip or book a mattress disposal service. Both are a similar price, depending on the volume of waste you need to remove, so it comes down to whether you want to throw out a mattress immediately or if you want time to fill up a skip with the mattress and any other waste you have in your home.

Where can you throw away old mattresses?

If you can transport your mattress yourself you could take it to a recycling centre. You’ll need to ensure your vehicle is equipped to carry a mattress as tying it to the roof of your car could end up in an accident. As it is quite a large item you will need to call ahead and check the facility can take it. Most dumps or tips will tell you exactly where to dispose of a mattress on arrival.

Mattress removal near me

If you need more advice on how to discard a mattress, especially if you’ve also got some other waste to get rid of, and you’re based in Kent, why not send us a message? We’re well versed in mattress removal and can pick up your mattress in a jiffy.

We’ll take it to one of our waste deposit sites for mattress recycling. Each mattress is then broken down into its material parts to be reused. Even foam mattresses can be recycled.

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