If you’ve recently gone out and bought yourself a shiny new mattress, you might be excited about the thoughts of having a comfortable night’s sleep, but have you thought about what you’ll be doing with the old mattress? Our homes can be stacked with all sorts of junk and old appliances or furniture that needs to be disposed of responsibly. Unfortunately a mattress isn’t just one of those things you can put out in the weekly bin collection. So, what can you do with that old mattress and what options for disposal do you have?
If your mattress is in relatively good condition and you want to make sure that it gets passed on to another person who’ll put it to good use, then you should consider donating it. Search around to find some local charities that may be looking for old furniture and mattresses. As long as your mattress meets their desired criteria you’ll be able to drop it off and know that you’re giving it to a good cause.
Hire a Skip Bin
One of the best ways to get rid of that old mattress and some other junk around the house is to hire a skip bin. Skip bin hire in Perth is relatively easy and affordable, giving you the confidence that your mattress will be disposed of properly. All you need to do is order one and load it up! You won’t need to worry about hiring a trailer and making the long and exhausting trip to the tip. Make sure that you check with the skip bin company on what types of waste they allow as there may be some additional fees for disposing of your mattress.
This is another potential solution that requires your mattress to be in pretty good shape, as who wants to buy an old and stained second hand mattress? Consider selling online on platforms such as Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace where users are always scouting for the best second hand deals online. If you have a relatively new mattress that you think people would want to buy, take a few good pics and get it up online!
If you are struggling to make a sale, it’s probably best to try one of the other methods.
Return to the retailer
In the event that you’re buying a new mattress to replace the old one, you can get in touch with the retailer and ask them if you are able to return the old mattress to the manufacturer. In most of these cases you’ll need to take the mattress to the retailer yourself, so bear this in mind before you get in contact with them. It’s usually happily accepted by the manufacturers, so if you can get it to them then it’s a good option to consider.
Break it down
If you think you’re a bit of a whiz on the tools, another option you can consider is to break down the mattress itself. This will require a little more effort and the help of some nifty power tools. Depending on the type of mattress you have, this process may be a little more difficult. With some of the older mattresses you can cut around the outside of the fabric on the mattress cover to remove the cloth and foam from the frame and springs.
If these parts are still in reasonable shape, you can actually reuse springs for a wide variety of purposes. If you don’t have any need to repurpose them at least now you can safely and easily dispose of or recycle the smaller parts in your usual bins.
At the end of the day, the best solution for you will depend on the condition of your mattress and how much work you are willing to put in. Hopefully one of these options will be suitable for disposing of your old mattress.