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How To Dispose Of A Mattress - Best Ways To Get Rid Of Your Old Mattress!

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hey y'all it's Cody from sleep populace

and today we are talking all about

mattress disposal that's right we're

gonna chat about what to do with your

bed once you're finally ready to say

adios to the old gal and though I'll be

giving you all the juicy deets you need

to know right here in this video you can

always learn more by going directly to

sleep operas comm and visiting our deep

dive into mattress recycling as well as

our roundup of the best eco-friendly

beds on the market but for now let's

kick off this video by talking about how

to know when it's time to replace your

mattress as a general rule of thumb you

want to start inspecting your mattress

for wear and tear after seven or eight

years of use now this could look like

sagging broken coils fabric bunching or

any other factors impacting your overall

comfort this of course will look

different for each sleeper which means

there's no date by which you should

definitely get rid of your bed but if

you're no longer snoozing as dreamily as

you once were or you're waking up with

new aches and pains

I'd recommend tossing the mattress out

the window and getting a new bed but you

know don't actually toss it out the


when you're ready to get rid of your

mattress one of the first things you

want to do is check the warranty on your

purchase now every warranty is different

so you'll want to see if yours covers

mattress replacement and removal now

typically a warranty stipulates a

specific time frame in which the company

will replace your mattress if it gets

damaged and this is usually between five

to ten years from your purchase however

replacement doesn't always mean that

they'll card off your old bed so you may

need to arrange removal on your own


if you find that your warranty doesn't

cover removal it's time to figure out

how the heck you're gonna get rid of

your mattress but before you leave it on

the curb or take it to the city dump

you'll need to read up on your state's

policies for mattress removal some

states like California Connecticut and

Rhode Island have throw bust laws that

make recycling mattresses a breeze

companies are required to pay fees

upfront to cover removal and there are

recycling programs throughout the state

to cart off old beds with little to no

worry on the part of the sleeper other

states however have no such laws in the

books so you want to do a little online

snooping to see what's what if you don't

you could face some serious fines for

not disposing of your bed properly plus

you could be disrupting this recycling

flow of your city as always knowledge is

power but in general there are three

ways to take care of your mattress

recycling donation and junk removal if

you can please recycle your mattress

like please please pretty please

according to Habitat for Humanity over

22 million mattresses get discarded

irresponsibly every year whether by

being tossed into a landfill or left on

the curb now that's enough mattresses to

circle sweet mama earth one time which

is a truly bonkers thing to think about

so not only do mattresses take up a ton

of space but leaving them in dumps is a

complete and total waste of materials

that could otherwise be reused the

mattress recycling council which works

with state governments to set up

recycling programs estimates that

upwards of 80% of any given mattress can

be recycled from steel coils to wood

frames certain foams and cover fabrics

a quick Google search will reveal

whether or not their mattress recycling

programs in your city typically these

types of programs will send folks to

pick up your old bed for a small fee

though of course these specifics change

from state to state resources like earth

9-1-1 can help you locate recycling

facilities near you if recycling isn't

going to be a practical option for you

the next best thing to do is donate your

mattress as most of you know mattresses

can be quite expensive so gifting your

old bed to family friends or those in

need is always a great idea however it's

important to make sure that your bed is

in pretty good condition before donating

it every state has different laws in

place and governing mattress donations

but almost all stipulate that a donated

bed can't have any rips or stains and

these strict parameters are in place to

protect future owners of the mattress so

do some research beforehand to figure

out if your bed is good to go once

you've decided whether or not your

mattress is donatable you can then use

resources like donation town org to buy

no organization to take it now keep in

mind that many groups will pick up your

bed for you but may require a small

sanitation feed to ensure that your

mattress is 100% safe and finally we

arrived at junk removal not the

preferred method for getting rid of a

mattress but one that will do in a pinch

if you've exhausted other options how

this works is you'll basically contact a

local junk removal service easily Google

Bowl and set up a pickup time the crew

will arrive card off your old mattress

for fee and you'll be ready for your new

bed in no time though you'll sometimes

know where your mattress is going

oftentimes its destination will remain a

mystery this isn't necessarily a bad

thing but could be a bummer for folks

concerned about the end of life of their

mattress now when I say end of life I'm

referring to a recycling principle in

which consumers are tasked with not just

thinking about the product while they

have it but where it will go at the end

of its life you won't be getting that

sort of closure with the junk removal

service but it will be better than

tossing it out on the curb or throwing

it into a dumpster to wrap up this video

I'm going to answer some of the

frequently asked questions about

mattress disposal that we get here at

sleep populous number one where can I

throw away a mattress now disposing of a

mattress differs a lot from community to

community so your best bet is to do some

research beforehand to figure out how

your local government deals with

large-scale waste this is important

because if you discard your mattress

inappropriately you could be fined or

face legal action number two when can I

throw out my mattress I recommend

waiting at least seven to eight years

before replacing your mattress then

you'll want to work in tandem with

either a donation or recycling center to

determine pick up retrieval and disposal

if you're doing a curbside pickup you'll

want to make sure it lines up with your

city's large waste disposal schedule and

finally number three how can I get rid

of a mattress for free now one of the

easiest ways to get rid of the mattress

for free is to donate it many charitable

organizations will take old beds off

your hands at no charge and of course

family and friends will usually be more

than happy to snag a free mattress well

folks that does it for this video about

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