Have you ever driven through a neighborhood, say, Burlington or Camp Dennison, for example, and saw an old mattress out on the curb? Or maybe it was lying in an empty lot or field? The thought of that is probably a bit disconcerting.
However, that is one of the biggest problems with used mattresses – there may be a lot of used items you would be willing to buy, but a used mattress isn’t one of them. Consequently, used mattresses are difficult to get rid of, which is why some people dump their old mattresses out on the curb. They figure that, sooner or later, the city or County will come by to pick it up.
But not only is that not always a guarantee, but it’s also illegal.
Mattress disposal is not just about throwing away a worn–out bed. It is illegal to dump pretty much anything anywhere in Cincinnati and the state. According to Keep Ohio Beautiful,
“Dumping waste, such as discarded trash, oil, appliances, scrap tires, furniture and other items, on private or public land and waterways is strictly prohibited by Ohio law. In addition to being unsightly, illegal dumps can pose health and safety hazards to people and wildlife.”
Unfortunately, old mattresses often end up lying around for a long time and help to bring down property values in many neighborhoods.
At Junk King Cincinnati, we’ve disposed of many mattresses. Below we’ll break down your options for disposing of an old mattress.
What to Do With That Old, Unusable Mattress?
To be fair, it is certainly possible for residents of the greater Cincinnati area to legally get rid of their old mattress by themselves. But it isn’t easy.
According to the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District, used mattresses cannot be included in your curbside recycling cart or bin, nor can you leave them at a recycling drop off. Mattresses are one of the most difficult items to recycle because they are made with many different materials.
Mattresses are one of those things that most people don’t know how to deal with once they’re done with them. We’ll make sure to take care of it for you, though! You won’t even need to worry about the bedding because we’ll take care of all of that too!
Want to pile it in your own vehicle, drive to the dump, and try to pick it up yourself? In addition, any mattress or upholstery must be completely sealed in disposable plastic for disposal and additional fees may apply. The landfill could accept your used mattress as long as it meets Ohio state requirements “not ripped, torn, or stained; and free of bed bugs.”
Mattress Disposal the “Right Way” Means the Easy Way
If your old mattress happens to be in good shape and is still usable, then you might be able to give it away or even make some money from it.
For example, one source has suggested that,
“Generally speaking, a used mattress will command a resale price that is roughly equivalent to 20% to 30% of the original product price. If a mattress originally costs $1,000, then expect to resell it for $200 to $300…”
You might try selling it with a classified ad either on or offline, or just use popular online selling sites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. And you could try having a yard sale, especially if you have other items to offload.
But what if your mattress is too worn out to be donated or sold?
Believe it or not, your old mattress can be recycled. In fact, up to 90 percent of the material in a typical innerspring mattress can be recycled and reused, making them excellent recyclables.
These materials include the metal in the springs and brackets, the wood in the frame, and most of the foam and fabric materials.
But if you want your old, unusable mattress recycled, what’s the best way to get that done?
Getting rid of your old mattress doesn’t need to be complicated. With Junk King Cincinnati, we’ll come pick up your old mattress and haul it away without any hassles or headaches for you. It’ll take just a few minutes for us to load it into our truck. You won’t even need to worry about taking care of the straps or securing the mattress with ropes because we’ll take care of all that for you.
Fortunately, there is a faster and easier way to get this done and not have to do it yourself!
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Mattress Disposal Doesn’t Need to Be a DIY Chore
There are many reasons not to try getting rid of that old mattress yourself. Maybe you don’t have a truck or van. Maybe you don’t have anyone around to help you move it, load it, and then unload it. And, most likely, it’s simply too much trouble.
The good news is that your local Junk King team can do it for you.
If you were to start a stopwatch when our Junk King Cincinnati team picks up and loads your mattress, it would only be a few minutes before they would have it in the truck. And your junk removal session could end right there.
But why not consider what else you can get rid of? With two movers and a big truck, there’s likely to be a lot of bulky junk items that could finally be cleared out of your home. Not only can our Junk King professionals bring your mattress down from upstairs, but they can do the same work bringing things up from your basement.
Do you have unwanted items like an old futon or a washer and dryer that needs to be hauled out? This is your opportunity!
Want to Dispose of Your Old Mattress the Right Way? Call the Pros!
Disposing of your old mattress doesn’t have to be a major problem for you. When you call in our professional team of mattress disposal experts, all you need do is sit back while they do all the work.
At Junk King Cincinnati, we take care of all your needs for mattress disposal and recycling. Our full-service service means you don’t have to handle your old mattress because we haul and recycle it for you. You can send your used mattress off for recycling today and even schedule other bulk junk pickups while you’re at it.
At Junk King Cincinnati, we provide an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly mattress disposal service that makes the entire process easy for you whether you live in Bellevue, Addyston, Middletown, or anywhere in between. Our trained professionals will take care of everything for you with just one phone call!
And our experienced mattress removal team will haul off your old mattress – and even the bed frame – all without damaging any part of your home on the way out.
We’ll take care of all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to carry anything outside and make your neighbors cringe with every trip. Plus, we’ll make sure your mattress is disposed of at a recycling facility so it doesn’t harm our environment.
Our professional and insured mattress disposal team will call 15 minutes before we show up and we’ll give you a free estimate based only 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 can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).
Hire Junk King Cincinnati to get rid of that old mattress and the rest of your unwanted items. Book your session today!