Mattresses only last for so long.
Unfortunately, because of the cost of new mattresses – and the hassle of old mattress disposal – too many of us keep our mattresses far past the time they are still able to provide us with a good night’s sleep.
But when should we really replace our old mattresses?
The folks at Sleep Foundation point out that,
“Most mattresses should last between 7 and 10 years. However, there are many variables that can influence mattress lifespan. The original build quality of the mattress, the materials used, and even the weight and sleeping styles of the sleepers can all influence a bed’s longevity.”
And even if you find a great deal on a new mattress and are ready to bring one home, if your retailer won’t take your old one, you’ll have to figure out what to do with it.
Which is why Junk King Washington DC specializes in helping you get rid of old mattresses.
Green Mattress Disposal with Junk King Washington DC
Junk King is on a mission and has been since the company was founded in 2005.
That corporate mission is to be an environmentally responsible and genuinely green junk removal firm. And the thrust of that mission is to make sure as much junk as possible is either recycled or donated. Today, Junk King is the only national junk removal company that operates with the goal of recycling 60 percent or more of every job by using local sorting facilities.
With a priority on recycling as much junk items and materials as possible, this corporate mission has been embraced by Junk King Washington DC, as well. And Junk King Washington DC is proud to be a part of the greenest junk removal operation in North America.
We work hard here in the Capital region to sort every load we bring in to separate out various types of materials in our recycling warehouses such as metals, plastics, wood, glass, textiles, and reusable items.
And, of course, old mattresses so that we can keep them out of the landfills.
Given the fact that Washington DC has no landfills of its own and very few waste transfer stations, these efforts add up. However, the sad fact is that most of the old and used mattresses that end up being hauled away from homes and other facilities can’t be reused.
Most of the materials in a typical mattress can be recycled, but not everything. According to the website at Green Matters,
“The different component pieces of used mattresses can be used in different ways. The wood frames of box springs can be processed into wood chops and repurposed into particleboard, mulch, or animal bedding. The metal springs within mattresses can be melted down and reused in anything from appliances to buildings to vehicles.”
However, Junk King Washington DC has found a way to meet a burning need for old mattresses.
Mattress Disposal, DC Junk Hauling, and Waste-to-Energy Plants
Through a strategic partnership with a national waste processing company, we are able to dispose of large quantities of old mattresses with an innovative mattress removal process.
After collecting old mattresses at our Junk King warehouse, we transport loads of them to the I-95 Energy/Resource Recovery Facility in Lorton, Virginia.
After being delivered to the advanced incineration waste-to-energy plant, they are strategically placed on the facility floor leading to the entry to the furnace. Workers hold these mattresses in place with their bulldozer blades and guide them across the floor towards the furnace opening.
By using these old mattresses like “giant squeegees” they regularly clean the floor with them before finally pushing them into the furnace. The massive, hi-tech combustion furnaces reach temperatures close to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit and are used to superheat water, which is then turned into steam and pumped into turbine generators.
Back at Junk King Washington DC’s sorting facility, after we have collected another load of old mattresses, we take them to the Furnace Road waste-to-energy facility, drop them off, and the cycle is repeated.
The incineration process vaporizes almost all the solid waste, leaving just a small residue of ash remaining. While this relatively harmless incineration by-product was disposed of in landfills, an innovative processing system now takes the ash from Waste-to-Energy facilities and further separates it into its component parts.
Composed primarily of small metal particles, these are recycled into an aggregate that can be reused in construction material, such as hot-mix asphalt for roads and parking lots, as well as commercial concrete uses. The best part is that the process can reduce the amount of ash being sent to landfills by as much as 65 percent.
The end result is that, when it comes to mattress disposal, DC area residents can partner with the team at Junk King Washington DC by sending hundreds of mattresses that would usually end up in landfills, to be turned into electricity to power local homes.
Green Mattress Disposal, Great Service, and Transparent Pricing
For the best pricing in junk removal, including for mattress disposal, DC residents need look no further than Junk King Washington DC. Not only do we have the best pricing in our industry, but we also always provide our customers with fair and transparent pricing.
We care about saving our customers money and we make that happen by providing the best value for their money. Which is why we make it a point to stand by our “fair and transparent” pricing policies for all our services, including excess or bulk trash pickup and removal like old mattresses.
And what exactly do we mean by “fair and transparent?”
Simply that our low minimums are clearly noted, there are no hidden fees, and there are never any “extra” charges added to our estimates. All of which means that you can trust Junk King Washington DC to always charge you a fair price for your junk removal. And it also means that you’ll never be unpleasantly surprised with a higher price after the job is done.
Want a free estimate? That’s another way we keep it fair and transparent. And here are four different ways to get one:
- Get one Online – Click the “Pricing” tab in the navigation above, scrolling to Pricing Estimator, then click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button
- Get one On-Site – The most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you a free, no-obligation estimate is immediately after we arrive on-site.
- Get One by Phone – Simply call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or live chat with our highly trained customer service representatives.
- Get One with a Text – Send a photo or two of your trash and junk items at 737-888-5865, and we’ll text you back with a free estimate.
For Affordable and Green Mattress Disposal, DC can Rely on Junk King
In addition to giving a warm send-off to your used mattress, you can know that it will be serving a great purpose to help preserve the environment. And you can be assured that you’ll be getting world-class mattress removal service when you call Junk King Washington DC.
Even better than our renowned service is the benefit of not having to do it yourself.
Our professional and experienced mattress removal team can also remove and haul off any other types of junk you have, as well (except household hazardous waste.) Fortunately, old, used mattresses don’t often fall under that category!
Not only is Junk King Washington DC part of the nation’s largest and most respected junk removal firms, but we are also proud of the fact that our location is a locally owned and 100 percent veteran-owned business.
While our passion and mission is to run a green and eco-friendly operation, we are also wholly committed to providing outstanding service to our friends and neighbors who live here in and around Washington DC.
Old mattress removal and disposal couldn’t be any easier – or greener!
Our professional and insured mattress removal team will come to your home, and we’ll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive. Once there, we’ll give you a free quote based on how much room your mattress and other junk will take up in our truck.
You simply point, and we’ll load your old junk mattress and other items into our clean junk removal trucks and haul them away – and all with no hidden fees!
So, ready to get rid of your old mattress? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
All you need to do is make an appointment with us by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).