When you have recently purchased a new bedroom set for your home, there is nothing worse than trying to haul your old mattress and bedframe up to the attic, into a spare bedroom (that already has a bed of its own), or into an unused corner of the basement. Mattresses and beds are big, heavy, bulky, and inevitably take up lots of space in your home or business. Of course, the same goes true for wherever those old mattresses eventually end up.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), every mattress that is taken to the dump takes about 28 cubic feet of landfill space. On a yearly basis, then, all of the discarded mattresses that we throw away end up filling more than 504 million cubic feet of landfill. Whereas regular household garbage can be compacted for a reduced amount of space, mattresses are virtually impossible to compact.
Instead of storing your old mattress in the attic, or simply sending it to the nearest landfill, might there be an easier way to get rid of your old mattress in a more environmentally friendly way? For residents, business owners, and homeowners of Lancaster, MA, Junk King of Worcester offers the most efficient and ecological way to get rid of old mattresses.
The Problems with Public Bulk Waste Disposal in Massachusetts
One of the biggest reasons why many millions of mattresses are sent to landfills is because people simply don’t feel like they have another option. Across the United States, there are only 56 licensed and accredited recycling facilities. For environmentally conscious individuals who might be inclined to haul their old mattress to a recycling facility, this may be unfeasible due to the distance and difficulty locating such a facility.
Of course, many people are simply unable to haul their old mattresses out to the curb where a recycling company might be able to come and pick it up. This can make it difficult to dispose of old mattresses, especially for elderly people and others who don’t have the time or strength to the do the heavy lifting and hauling that is required.
Furthermore, residents of Lancaster, MA may also find that the public waste management company doesn’t make it easy to get rid of bulky junk items like used mattresses. In the nearby city of Worcester, MA, for example, bulk waste items need to be physically taken and dropped off to designated collection sites by appointment only on Wednesday or Saturday. If you cannot transport bulk waste items to the Residential Drop-Off Center, then you will have to contact a separate company that only offers curbside bulk waste pick up for a substantial fee.
Due to all of these challenges, many used mattresses end up being stored in over-cluttered homes, sent to the nearest landfill, or even illegally dumped along roadsides or in empty lots.
Why Hire Junk King of Worcester for your Mattress Recycling Needs?
Junk King of Worcester County believes that making the “greenest” and most sustainable choice for your mattress removal needs shouldn’t be hard to do.
For residents, homeowners, and business owners of Lancaster, MA, Junk King of Worcester is the top-rated junk removal company in the region that offers full-service furniture and mattress removal. This means that our junk removal technicians will do all the heavy lifting and hauling so that you don’t have to go through the hassle of moving your old mattress out of your home. Besides hauling away all of your old mattresses and bedsprings, we also can remove appliances, beds and mattresses, televisions, refrigerators and freezers, used hot tubs, all sorts of construction waste, e-waste, and more. Anything that is not classified toxic waste can be hauled away by our trucks!
Furthermore, we take the health and welfare of our crew and customers very seriously. To keep everyone safe, we are 100 percent committed to maintaining a minimum 6-foot distance from every customer. Also, you can opt for “contact-less” service wherein our haulers can pick up your junk curbside, without ever entering your home. You can also send photos to the Junk King team for a touch-less price quote, and even pay for our services over the phone to limit social exposure. Gloves, masks and hand sanitizers are provided on every truck used to protect both you and our haulers. We understand that elderly residents are at a higher risk for COVID-19 infection, and go the extra mile to ensure the health and safety of your residents.
As the region´s top rated junk removal company, we offer our mattress removal services to both residential and commercial customers. Whether you an individual that has an old bed that you want replaced, or are the owner of a hotel considering upgrading and replacing all of the mattresses in your business, Junk King of Worcester County can help you with all of your furniture removal needs. Our company provides superior value, service and effort, and can help you easily, efficiently and cost effectively free up space in your home or business if you have old furniture that you want to get rid of.
We are proud to say that over 60 percent of the junk items that we pick up are eventually donated or recycled. After years of working in the junk removal industry, we have developed a huge network of relationships with donation facilities, thrift stores, and recycling operations where we can give your used furniture a new life. We know that old mattresses take up a lot of space in the local landfill, and we also know that there are hundreds of families and other businesses that would be happy to renovate and put to use your old beds and mattresses that are in usable condition.
We provide our furniture removal services to the following communities around Worcester County: Acton, Agawam, Arlington, Ashburnham, Belmont, Chicopee, Framingham, Grafton, Lancaster, Lexington, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Springfield Townsend, Waltham, Westborough, and Worcester. We can also offer our service to the Boston and Middlesex area.
Lastly, At Junk King, we are committed to providing all of our customers with fair and transparent pricing mechanisms. We offer four simple ways to get a direct quote for the old mattresses or other types of junk you need hauled away:
- On-Site Pricing Estimate: On-site pricing is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price. Unlike other companies, our on-site pricing estimates are completely free, and come with no-obligation on your part. Our junk removal professionals will inspect the junk you need hauled away and offer you an upfront price. If a price agreed upon, we will often be able to get rid of your junk on the same day.
- Call to Talk with a Trained Customer Service Representative: If you´d prefer to talk with someone before making a decision, you can call us toll-free at l 888-888-JUNK. Our customer service representatives can help you plan the logistics for any size junk removal and offer you a price estimate based on the amount of junk you need to get rid of.
- Text us a Photo: For smaller jobs, you can simply take a photo of your items, text us at 737-888-5865, and we will text you back an estimate. Once you accept the estimate, all you have to do is wait for the Junk King truck to arrive.
- Online pricing estimator: Lastly, Junk King also offers an easy-to-use online pricing estimator. Simply enter your zip code to ensure that you are in right service area and provide a few more pieces of information regarding the junk you need removed. Our pricing estimator allows you to receive a transparent cost estimate based on either the actual items you need hauled away, or the anticipated volume in the Junk King truck you plan on taking up. The online pricing estimator is convenient, reliable, and time saving for those on a tight schedule.
No matter what option you choose, as soon as a price is agreed upon, you choose a date and two-hour service window that works for your schedule. Our junk removal professionals will call you 15-30 minutes before we show up to promptly take your junk!
To get rid of your old mattress today, simply call us at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK), at (978) 212-3973, or book our services online.