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Mattresses are among the most common items dumped in landfills in the United States, with millions being tossed away every year. On the one hand, it makes sense: nobody wants to sleep on a used mattress! Bedbugs, mold, and bacteria can grow and fester in old mattresses, so it’s important that you have your old mattress removed quickly.
Similarly, beds and bed frames are often tossed out to make room for new, beautiful and cozy beds. How do you get rid of an old bed and/or mattress? It all starts with a quick, FREE quote on JunkGator.
Affordable bed and mattress disposal services
The reliable junk haulers listed on JunkGator can help pick up junk from your home, including beds and mattresses. They can haul away junk such as old box springs, air mattresses, inflatable mattresses, foam mattresses, spring mattresses, latex mattresses, bed frames, sleeper sofas, futons, canopy beds, hospital beds, bunk beds, trundle beds, cots and cot bed mattresses, waterbeds, bed rails, slatted frames and platform frames, daybeds and much more.
In addition to our no-contact junk removal services, homeowners can also lessen the environmental impact of landfill waste by trusting a reliable junk hauler found on JunkGator. Although recycling an old mattress is often difficult, some mattresses can be recycled and bed frames such as metal and timber frames, slats, and headboards can normally be recycled.
Frequently asked questions
Why is it so hard to get rid of mattresses?
Used mattresses are where we sleep, so naturally they will attract bacteria, dust, and sometimes even mold and bedbugs. Nobody wants to sleep on an infested mattress, so it’s almost impossible to donate an old mattress to anyone. It’s normally best to have it picked up by a junk hauler near you.
What happens to mattresses at the dump?
Mattresses dumped at a landfill normally command a surcharge, but once they’re dumped they simply sit there and decompose slowly. For this reason, it is better for the environment to find a recycling center that can recycle the components of the mattress. Relatively few exist in the United States, however.
How long does it take a mattress to decompose?
It takes anywhere from around 80-120 years for a mattress to decompose in a landfill. That’s a long time, and considering how often Americans dispose of mattresses and the sheer volume being dumped in landfills, it’s certainly a big problem.
How many mattresses are thrown away?
Around 20 million mattresses are thrown away every year in the United States. This works out to around 55,000 mattresses every single day. Although some recycling centers will take mattresses and fillet them to harvest steel, timber, foam, or other recyclable materials, most are simply tossed into the landfill.
Bed and mattress removal and disposal services near you
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