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Mattress Disposal Can Mean Mattress Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Mar 21, 2017 8:11:01 AM

If you've purchased a new mattress and still have your old one, you need a mattress removal solution. But simply taking it to the dump is not a good option.

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What makes for a good night's sleep?

One factor is the right mattress, which can drastically improve your quality of sleep. In fact, a good mattress will also help you rest better so you won’t be waking so often throughout the night. And, studies have shown, the better you sleep, the better you’ll function the following day.

The Huffington Post noted a recent study in an article:

One study followed 29 men and 30 women who all had minor musculoskeletal sleep-related pain and compromised sleep. First, they rated their sleep for 28 days on their own beds. Then, the participants spent 28 days sleeping on new medium-firm beds and reported their stress levels.

Participants felt less stressed on these new bedding systems. Overall, they experienced increased sleep quality and decreased back discomfort.

In addition, old mattresses can cause issues with people who experience allergies. Over time and with use, old mattresses accumulate dead skin cells and dust mites and these can irritate people with allergies. While proper care such as washing your sheets frequently can help minimize this problem, it can’t completely solve it. In fact, The Better Sleep Council suggests that you should change your mattress if it's over seven years old.

Your Old Mattress Removal Can Be Mattress Recycling

Upgrading to a new mattress is always a great idea, considering you probably spend a third of your life sleeping on that bed. Back pain and insomnia can both be the results of a bad or worn-out mattress. But once you get that new mattress, how do you get rid of the old one? Many of our homes have old mattresses down in the basement or up in the attic, collecting dust and taking up valuable space.

Many of our homes have old mattresses down in the basement or up in the attic, collecting dust and taking up valuable space. And they are difficult to get rid of.

Many charities balk at taking old mattresses, often for sanitary reasons. Just the task of trying to load mattresses into a truck to haul off to the local landfill can be a major chore. And having it picked up by your local waste disposal management company can be time-consuming, costly and still require you to haul the thing out to the curb on the appointed day.

Fortunately, your old mattress can be recycled. Why recycling? Well, according to CalRecycle:

It is estimated that millions of mattresses and box springs reach the end of their lives in California every year. The bulky nature of mattresses and the lack of affordable, convenient recycling options has resulted in significant illegal dumping costs to local jurisdictions throughout the state. Fortunately, used mattresses are highly recyclable (between 80-90 percent of each mattress by weight), and certain components such as steel and polyurethane have positive market value.

The Best Mattress Disposal Option

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly mattress disposal service to make the whole process easy for you. Our experienced mattress removal team will have the manpower to haul off that mattress and bed frame without damaging any of your home on the way out.

We’ll do all the heavy lifting - no need to carry items out to the curb and have them be an eyesore for your neighbors. Finally, we’ll make sure that the mattress or bed is disposed of at a proper recycling facility so that it doesn’t do any harm to our ecosystem.

Ready to get rid of your old mattress? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured mattress disposal team will show up at your home or office; we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your items take up in our truck. You point and we haul your items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.

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Topics: mattress disposal, mattress recyling, mattress removal, Landfills, Residential Junk Removal, home remodeling

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