We are all inundated with ads on how we can get the most restful nights’ sleep. Every time you open your email, social media apps, or turn on the TV; there are ads for what claims to be the best old mattress that will give you the “best nights sleep,” just a few clicks away.
Maybe you have recently taken the plunge and purchased a new mattress in hopes of getting the ever-coveted 8-hours of shuteye we all deserve. After patiently waiting for your new and improved bedding to arrive you must figure out what to do with your old bedding. If you think you can drag it out to the curb in hopes that the garage tuck will take it, think again.
What are your options for getting rid your old bedding?
If your old mattress is still in good condition, you can opt to sell it on a site like Craigslist or OfferUp. Believe it or not, people will buy a used mattress on sites like these if you can take nice pictures, show that it is clean and well taken care of. Plus you might be able to make some money.
Donate your Used Mattress
There are stipulations to donating your used mattress and not every donation station will accept a used mattress, so before loading it up or strapping it to the roof of your car, make sure you call ahead.
Patriots and Paws located in Huntington Beach accept beddings and box springs; in fact, it is on their ‘most-wanted’ items list.
Off The Streets Huntington Beach also accepts mattress donations, as well as box springs. They use their donations to outfit homes in an effort to provide homes for the homeless.
Bulk Item Pick Up
You can schedule a bulk item pick up with your local trash pick up. This is allowed four times per year and includes up to ten items. Bulk items includes furniture, appliances, mattresses and bagged trash up to 40 lbs.
However, the implications of dumping a mattress in a landfill are great. You should utilize that new bedding and sleep on it.
More than 300 mattresses and box springs are in just one landfill each day. Bedding don’t break down easily. So if you were to recycle your used mattress, you would save 28 cubic feet of landfill space per mattress.
Recycle Your Mattress
Bye-Bye Mattress is a program that was founded in 2015 by law and is operated by the Mattress Recycling Council. Bye-Bye Mattress charges a fee of $10.50 for each bedding and box spring sold that covers the recycling of your old mattress and box spring into new and useful products. Residents can drop off their old mattress at collection sites, or you can opt to have the retailer you purchased a new bedding from take your old one away.
Even if you purchased your mattress in another state but now reside in Huntington Beach, California, your bedding is still eligible for free recycling.
Junk Smiths Junk Removal
Junk Smiths cares about the environment and does everything that they can to reduce landfill waste. If your bedding is in good condition, we will be happy to locate a donation station and transport it for donation.
If you are unable to transport your bedding to a local recycling center, contact Junk Smiths and we will gladly solve your mattress removal needs.
Junk Smiths prides themselves on timely service. Also, we will be at your location ready to remove your mattress within 24-hours from the time your contact us.
So don’t hesitate, contact Junk Smiths today.