Mattress Disposal: How to Give Your Old Mattresses a Proper Send-off

They’re heavy and awkward and difficult to get rid of. Is it any wonder that you see so many mattresses abandoned on streets, in alleyways, and along the highways? Not so long ago, mattress disposal was a challenge, but today you have plenty of ways to dump the old bed and help the environment at the same time.

Junk King of Sacramento can help ensure your unwanted mattresses are properly disposed of.

Proper Mattress Disposal in Sacramento

Mattress Disposal Illegal dumping of mattresses is a costly and now unnecessary burden for local governments, costing them up to $70 million per year. Yet even when people tried to do the right thing by bringing their old mattresses in for recycling, they were hit with fees ranging anywhere from $20 to $90.

In 2014, SB 254 was enacted in California, requiring mattress manufacturers to offer consumers the option of having their old mattress taken away when a new one is delivered. You can also handle mattress disposal yourself, dropping off your old mattress at a participating no-cost collection site or recycling facility.

But what if you’re not buying a new mattress and just want to get rid of one or more old ones you have stored in the basement, attic, shed, or garage? There are other considerations as well:

  • Is there a participating recycling center near your home?
  • Do you have a vehicle large enough to transport one or more mattresses to a center?
  • Are you willing to risk straining your back or suffering another injury when trying to dispose of one or more 50-pound mattresses yourself?

Junk King of Sacramento is the company you can trust for fast, friendly, and professional mattress disposal.

Mattress Disposal and Recycling

It’s the perfect partnership. Did you know that 80 to 90% of mattress components—as long as they’re properly separated—are recyclable? It’s true! In fact, many mattress materials, such as steel springs and polyurethane foam, have value. And since mattresses don’t compact well, you can help save a lot of landfill space by recycling.

Since the mattress recycling program in Sacramento was launched in December 2015, an average of 2,000 mattresses per month have made their way to a recycling center. The material removed from these old mattresses has been used to produce items like appliances, textiles, and industrial materials.

Junk King of Sacramento was the first mattress disposal service in the area to invest in eco-friendly practices and we love doing our part to help divert recyclable materials from landfills!

Your Mattress Disposal Partners

Using a professional mattress disposal service like ours makes getting rid of your old mattresses a quick and easy process. We want you to think of us as your partner in keeping Sacramento’s streets, highways, and parks cleared of improperly disposed mattresses. Let’s keep Sacramento beautiful together!

Whether you need our junk removal services for a full house clean-out or just have a collection of old mattresses you’ve been dying to get rid of, contact us today to discover just how easy mattress disposal in Sacramento can be. We offer the area’s lowest rates, exemplary customer service, and the eco-friendliest process in town.