There are few chores more difficult than old mattress disposal. They're heavy, awkward to carry, and quite difficult to dispose of properly.
So, what can you do with them? If you can't donate it. sell it, or reuse it, how do you get rid of it without skulking about in the dark of night and dumping it somewhere far from home?
The Problem with Old Mattresses and Disposal
Mattresses don't last forever.
And this is something you really don't have to be told if you've been sleeping on a old mattress that has long since passed its "end of life" period. When folks spend months (or years) on a once fine mattress that has gone bad, and that cost them thousands of dollars when they first purchased it, it can be a bit galling.
Not to mention painful.
What are the symptoms of sleeping on a worn-out mattress? Aside from the more obvious signs of morning stiffness and sore backs, the Sleep Foundation points at that,
"Studies have connected poor sleep to memory and concentration problems, weakened immune system functioning, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. A mattress that fails to provide adequate support or pressure relief may also contribute to aches and pains the next day."
In addition, depending on where you live, mold growth on older mattresses can be a problem.
According to the website at Sleeping Ocean notes that,
"Not immediately, but yes. Exposure to mold spores can trigger allergies, asthma, breathing problems, migraines, and other health conditions."
This can all occur when older mattresses finally lose their ability to provide sufficient support and comfort. And that happens at different times for different types of mattress construction.
Here's a chart that illustrates this:
[Graphic courtesy of thebestmattresstopper.com]
So, regardless of whether your old mattress lasted six years or sixteen, if it is no longer doing the job and you're waking up tired, sore, and not feeling well, it's time to replace it and get rid of it.
And this, of course, is where the rub is: how do you dispose of something that large, that heavy, and that difficult to maneuver?
So, You Want to Get Rid of Your Old Mattress the Right Way
Most all of us know that dragging your old mattress out of your house and into a truck, hauling it somewhere outside of town - or just your neighborhood - and then just dumping on the side of the road is not cool.
And it's illegal just about everywhere. So, if you didn't know that, you do now.
But the good news is that there's an easy and affordable way to properly dispose of all your old mattresses. And you can get this done without having to do any heavy lifting, as well. However, before you make that call you should consider the actual condition of your old mattress.
For example, if you're getting rid of a used mattress that still has plenty of years left on it, then seriously consider donating it or even "gifting" it to someone you know in need of a mattress.
And if you can't sell it, donate it, or give it to a friend, you still don't want it to end up in a landfill.
Did you know that your old mattress is recyclable? It's true! And, in fact, more than 80 percent of a used mattress' components can be recycled. Yet more than 50,000 still end up in landfills every year because owners fail to take the steps to dispose of them properly.
We created this brief checklist for proper mattress disposal:
The fact is that taking your old mattress off to a landfill is not your only option nor is it even a good one.
That's because the full-service mattress removal and disposal provided by Junk King gives anyone who sleeps on a bed an easy way to recycle and dispose of your mattress for you. And you can schedule an appointment to for your old mattress pickup today by calling us or by booking online.
If your old mattress is in good condition, we'll donate it, if possible. If not, we will take it to a proper recycling facility to be broken down and disassembled. Have an old bedframe you no longer want? We'll take that, too!
So, if you've been looking for an easy mattress removal solution that won't wear you out in the process, simply contact Junk King to help with all your mattress and other furniture disposal needs.
And remember, we'll do all the lifting!
Junk King: For Affordable Mattress Removal That's Easy on You
Junk King can provide you with affordable, safe, and eco-friendly mattress disposal service. And we will make the whole process easy for you. Our experienced mattress removal team has all the resources needed to quickly and easily haul away your old mattress and even your old box springs.
And we do it without damaging the interior of your home on the way out!
Our professional and insured mattress disposal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home. Once we’re there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your mattress and any other junk items you want to get rid will take up in our truck.
And all you need to do is simply point and we haul your items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees and no additional charges. It's never been easier to say "Good night!" to an old mattress!
So, are you ready for easy old mattress removal? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).