When you buy a new mattress, you’ll need to responsibly dispose of your old one. Improper mattress disposal could attract a fine or prosecution for fly-tipping. Depending on your mattress quality, it’s recommended that you replace it every 7 to 10 years. At Junk King, we don’t just dump your old mattress at a landfill but instead, take it to an appropriate recycling center or donate it to a local charity if it’s still in usable condition. So, if your mattress is past its best and you need to get a new one, Junk King can help you dispose of your old one, donate it, or recycle it in accordance with the prevailing Denver laws and regulations.
Our Efficient Mattress Disposal and Recycling
Junk King provides an efficient, eco-friendly, and safe mattress disposal service to make the entire process easy for you. Our experienced mattress removal team has the skills and equipment to haul off that mattress and bed frame without causing any damage to your home on the way out. We do all the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to carry the items out to the curb and ruin your neighborhood’s curb appeal. More importantly, we’ll make sure the mattress or bed is disposed of at a local recycling facility, so it doesn’t do any harm to our ecosystem.
Why Recycle Your Old Mattress
At Junk King Denver, we strive to recycle old mattresses as much as we can for the reasons below:
- Mattresses take up large amounts of space at the landfill.
- Mattresses contain both synthetic and organic materials. Although the organic materials will break down over time, the synthetic components could take several decades to vanish.
- Some chemicals in mattresses, such as dyes and bleaches, cause ground pollution. They are incredibly poisonous to animals and plants, and they also pollute and destroy the ecosystem.
How Junk King Recycles Mattresses
According to the consumer rights organization, more and more mattress recycling facilities are cropping up in the US. Recycling a mattress is difficult work, but these licensed facilities can break the mattress down into various recyclable components. They can then prepare them for reuse or recycling.
For example, they can melt the mattress springs and repurpose the metal. They can also use the synthetic layers as carpet underlayment or as energy for plants. Junk King can help you find the nearest recycling center to you and figure out what materials they accept and don’t accept. By hiring Junk King for mattress removal, you won’t have to worry about hiring a vehicle and labor to take the items to a recycling center.
Some mattress parts are recyclable. Here are the parts of an old mattress that can be reused or recycled in some way:
- Springs: metal springs can be molten down to make various light iron-based products or scrap.
- Foam: Mattress foam can be used for alternative carpeting or refuse fuel once it’s cleaned, processed, and baled.
- Mattress covering: It’s possible to recycle good-quality mattress covering. It can also be used as refuse fuel.
- Wadding: Manufacturers can repurpose wadding filling for cushions. How the wadding is recycled depends on the material itself.
Options for Mattress Disposal and Recycling
There are several different ways to get rid of your used mattress. However, some are legal while others are illegal. At Junk King, we always follow all the laid down rules and regulations regarding mattress removal and recycling. Whether you’re moving or simply replacing your old mattress to improve your comfort and sleep, below are the legal ways to do this:
Regular Municipal Waste Pickup
You can ask your regular municipal council to collect your old mattress. Some municipalities provide a bulky waste collection service at scheduled intervals. Often this includes old mattresses, beds, and bulky furniture. But be aware that this may be expensive in the long run, and your mattress could still end up in a local landfill. Although some authorities say they’ll recycle some of the waste they pick up, that’s not always the case. Moreover, you’ll still have to haul your old mattress to the curb on the specified date for pickup.
Be sure to contact your local waste removal company ahead of time and ask whether they charge for bulky waste collection. Often, you’ll have to leave the bulky items in a specific location outside your house for collection. And if you’re doing away with both your bed and your mattress, they will count as two items, and you’ll pay a charge for each item.
Some mattress retailers offer old mattress collection services as well as delivery. When they bring your new mattress, they may pick up the old one, so you don’t have to worry about disposal. However, you must be sure of your purchase, or else you’ll end up with no bed. Some retailers may also charge a fee for the service.
However, you don’t have to use the mattress retailer’s service. Specialist junk collection companies like Junk King can pick up your old mattress whenever it suits you. We charge a fair and transparent price for mattress collection service based on the amount of space it takes up in our junk removal truck. Moreover, we always strive to recycle the mattress or take it to a local charity for donation.
Donating Your Old Mattress
Where recycling your old mattress is not possible, we can consider other ethical options. Sometimes, your mattress may only show minor signs of wear and tear. In such a case, it may be worth attempting to reuse it rather than recycling it. Fortunately, some thrift stores and charities will accept used mattresses in a nearly new condition.
So, why not donate your used mattress if it still has some life left in it? If your mattress is in good condition, we can give it to someone in need or donate it to charity. This is a great way to ensure your old mattress stays out of the landfill. More importantly, you’ll help out someone a little less fortunate. However, the mattress should be clean, have a fire safety label on it, and be fit for purpose.
Junk King will contact various charitable organizations to find out whether they will accept your old mattresses or other bedding products and the standards these items must meet. But if your mattress is unsuitable for donation or recycling, we may dispose of it at a landfill site. But this is often the last resort for Junk King.
Reliable Mattress Disposal and Recycling in Denver
Always think carefully about how you get rid of your old mattress. How you discard it can have serious consequences for the ecosystem and your status as a law-abiding citizen. It’s always best to take your used mattress to a licensed recycling center. At Junk King, we offer professional mattress collection and disposal to take the hassle off your hands. Call us today at: (720) 458-1398
We understand that disposing of used mattresses, furniture, and box springs is difficult because they cannot be dumped at the usual dump sites. It’s because they contain chemicals that could be harmful to the environment. Junk King Denver is a full-service mattress disposal company committed to efficient and environmentally friendly recycling and disposal of your mattress and bedsprings. Contact us today to schedule your old mattress removal and recycling service!