A new mattress is an investment in your health and your well-being. It also means having to deal with the chore of disposing of your old mattress that's been replaced.
Everybody wants a good night's sleep, right? And a major key is having the right mattress.
This is why getting a new, quality mattress can drastically improve your quality of sleep. If you rest better you won’t be waking so often throughout the night. And studies have shown that the better you sleep, the better you’ll function the following day.
An article from the Huffington Post noted:
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.
There are other good reasons from replacing your old mattress, too. It's been shown that older mattresses can cause issues with people who suffer from allergies. Old mattresses accumulate dead skin cells and dust mites over time, which can cause irritations for 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 Can Have New Life Through Recycling
Upgrading to a new mattress is always a great idea, considering you probably spend a third of your life sleeping on that bed. In fact, most people do replace their's about every seven years on average in the U.S.
And for good reason!
Back pain and insomnia can both be the results of a bad or worn-out mattress. But once you bring home your new mattress, you have to get rid of the old one. Because that's not a simple task, many of us still have old mattresses in a spare room, down in the basement or up in the attic. And they sit there, collecting dust and taking up valuable space.
You might be able to sell it, but that is a sketchy prospect, especially for really old mattresses. And most charities balk at taking old mattresses, often for sanitary reasons.
Disposing of it in the dump is a chore, as well. Just trying to load mattresses into a truck to haul off to the local landfill can be a major chore. And hoping to get it picked up by your city waste disposal management can be time-consuming, costly and still requires that you haul it out to the curb on the scheduled pick up day.
Fortunately, your old mattress can be recycled. Why recycling? Well, according to the Mattress Recycling Council,
Old mattresses are highly recyclable and about 80-90 percent of each mattress can be recycled and reused. In addition, certain components such as steel and polyurethane have positive market value.
This is important since over 35,000,000 new mattresses are sold in the United States each year. That means a large majority of the mattresses being replaced are also being disposed of.
Here are some interesting facts about mattress recycling to consider as you look to get rid of your old one:
(image courtesy of mattressrecyclingcouncil.org)
A Great Mattress Disposal Solution
At Junk King, we provide an efficient, safe and eco-friendly mattress disposal service that makes the whole process easy for you. Our experienced mattress removal team has the manpower to remove your mattress and bed frame without damage to your home on the way out.
In fact, we’ll do all the heavy lifting. You won't need to carry items out to the curb and leave them as an eyesore for your neighbors. And 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.
Our professional and insured mattress disposal team will 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.
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).