Out with the old! In with the new! Purchasing a new mattress is fun, but knowing what to do with, or how to dispose of, your old mattress can be somewhat perplexing.
According to the Mattress Recycling Council, 50,000 mattresses end up in landfills daily. Make sure that yours is not one of them!
What Not to Do
Do not, under any circumstances, give away your old mattress to friends and neighbours. Most importantly, do not give your kids your old mattress. It is vital that during their growing years, they sleep on mattresses that provide them with the required support for healthy bodies.
What to Do
Ask the retailer or manufacturer to dispose of your old mattress when your new mattress is delivered. Many retailers and manufacturers include this service in their pricing. If they do not, you may have to pay only a nominal fee, but it’s well worth it.
Contact your local municipality, garbage collector or sanitation department. In most instances, they are willing to pick up your old mattress. However, you may have to make arrangements in advance.