Tossing an old mattress can be difficult. Not only are mattresses large and difficult to move on your own, they also cannot simply be thrown in the garbage. If you handle it on your own, most of the options for mattress disposal will require a lot of time and effort on your part.
Here is how our service works:
2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you shortly before your scheduled appointment window to let you know when to expect them.
3. When we arrive, just point to the old mattress you want removed and we will haul your mattress away and finish by tidying up the area.
We will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.
As long as your mattress is in good condition, it can be donated. Your mattress should be free of stains, rips, or tears, and not be broken in any way. Each local charitable organization that accepts mattress donations will have slightly different standards for what they take, so it is best to check with them before you drop it off.
Rules and regulations differ from city to city, so accepting mattresses with bed bugs might not be possible for every JUNK XPRESS location.
If you are dealing with a bed bug problem, please let us know ahead of time. If we are able to accept it, we ask that you have a pest control professional treat and wrap your mattress completely in plastic before we arrive. It should also be labeled as “Contains Bed Bugs” to alert others who may handle the mattress. This helps to ensure that the bed bugs from your mattress are not spread to other people's homes.
Yes, mattresses can be recycled. Through mattress recycling, approximately 80-90% of the mattress can be reused and turned into new products.
Steel springs, wood frames, stuffing, and fabric are all contained in a mattress and can be recycled and reused in different ways. Mattresses cannot be left out for pickup with your regular recycling and you will need to find a facility that specializes in mattress recycling. Remember you will need to transport it there on your own.
When you decide to recycle your old mattress, you help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in your local landfill. Many parts of the mattress need to be recycled, as they take decades to decompose if they end up in a landfill.
There are several signs that it is time to get a new mattress. These include:
Sleeping on an old mattress could have long term effects on your health, so it is important to address the issue as soon as possible.
Yes, old mattresses often cause allergies. If you have allergy symptoms only at night time, your mattress could be infested with dust mites! They are one of the most common household allergens and like to hide in the cotton folds of your mattress. If you think this is the case, it’s best to get rid of the mattress immediately and get a new one that is dust mite resistant.