Mattress Removal & Recycling
Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue
Because of their size, mattresses are very ponderous and unwieldy. They don’t fit very well into most vehicles and mounting them to a roof risks damage to the paint. What's worse are box springs and bed frames that don't bend well and are almost neveer located near an exit.
Does your junk removal company take the time to recycle collected mattresses? They should. It is estimated that in the United States, we dispose of 20 to 40 million mattresses each year. In the Seattle area alone we dispose of well over 100,000 mattresses annually. This is unfortunate because around 90% of an individual matress is recyclable.
Let us handle the disposal of that old mattress and box spring for you. We cover the entire Seattle and Tacoma areas from Everett to Bellevue to South Tacoma. Our staff is trained to evaluate the usefulness of the mattress. Items are first attempted to be reuse and donated. If the items have past their useful life cycle we make certain to take them to be recycled.
Responsible Use and Disposal of your Mattress
Mattresses are especially problematic for landfills. The use of chemical flame retardants, when dumped into landfills, can pass from the landfill and into our groundwater. Also mattresses don’t compact very well. The use of giant bulldozers in landfills is to crush the waste, but mattresses are designed to compact and retract.
Proper use of a mattress means extending its useable life. Always treat it well throughout your ownership of it. Read and follow the manufacturers recommended maintenance. This often means rotating the mattress every two weeks for the first several months and then every three months after that. Never bend a mattress, jump on it or let it stay wet. Always research the expected durability of a mattress you are considering.
If you have a mattress you believe to be useable and you don’t have the budget for a junk removal service, consider donating it to the proper charity. In the Greater Seattle area, Angel’s recommends The Sharehouse located at 5706 Second Avenue S in Seattle. The Sharehouse takes used furniture for free in order to donate it to people transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing.
Another option is attempting to sell your old mattress. Craigslist is now the standard way of doing this, but you might be competing with several other people with the same plan.
If your mattress can no longer be used, but you wish to recycle it yourself, please see our mattress recycling location list.