How To Dispose of a Mattress For Free?

How To Dispose of Mattresses?

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How To Dispose of a Mattress for Free?

Many people in the UK break up their mattresses into small individual pieces and burn them. It is an illegal way of disposing of your mattress that can cost you heavy fines. Some people dispose of their mattresses in the Skip bin, which leads to the increasing landfill problem in the UK.

Burning your mattress can create a fire hazard and harm the environment. So, if you want to avoid getting in trouble with your local council, it is essential to correctly dispose of your mattress. In today’s article, we will give you some good options to get rid of your mattress for free. Read on!

Dispose of Your Mattress – Step By Step

Most local councils in the UK offer waste collection and disposal services, including beds and mattresses. However, it is very expensive, and there are higher chances that your mattress will end up in the landfill.

Some councils, such as Liverpool City Council, Oxford City Council, and a few in London Boroughs, offer free mattress collection and disposal service. Most councils charge a fee to collect beds and mattresses as well as other large items like old pianos.

For instance, Wealden District Council and Argyll and Bute Council charge more than 50 pounds for the service. Therefore, it is best to dispose of your mattress for free. Here are the steps!

 

Dispose Your Mattress Step By Step

Most local councils in the UK offer waste collection and disposal services, including beds and mattresses. However, it is very expensive, and there are higher chances that your mattress will end up in the landfill.

Some councils, such as Liverpool City Council, Oxford City Council, and a few in London Boroughs, offer free mattress collection and disposal service. Most councils charge a fee to collect beds and mattresses.

For instance, Wealden District Council and Argyll and Bute Council charge more than 50 pounds for the service. Therefore, it is best to dispose of your mattress for free. Here are the steps!

 

Step 1:

Lay the mattress flat on the floor and run your sharp knife all around it to cut through the cover. Achieve 360 degrees cut around the perimeter. Although tearing apart your mattress requires some effort, it helps you avoid paying money for a workout.

Step 2:  

Loosen the staples to pull off the cover from the mattress. Wear a thick pair of gloves to prevent cuts and injuries from a broken spring or staple. It is not hard to pull off the cover if you do it correctly. Turn the mattress cover after getting the top off. That way, you can pull off the bottom cover.

Step 3:

After pulling off the top and bottom covers, your mattress will be a metal set of springs. You can transport these springs to your local recycling center for disposal. The center will recycle the springs into something useful. Search the internet to find recycling companies that offer free collection of springs. Call them and schedule a pickup date and time. The company will send a team of professionals to collect the springs and mattress.

How To Dispose of Mattresses?

Other Free Ways to Dispose of Your Mattress

You can dispose of your mattress by donating it to charity organizations. It is a great option to get rid of your mattress if it is in good condition. The organization may give it to a homeless person. That way, you can ensure your mattress won’t end up in the landfill.

Many charity organizations offer free collection if you can’t haul the mattress to their office yourself. The Salvation Army, Red Cross, and British Heart Foundation are popular charities that offer a free collection of old mattresses.

Another way to dispose of your mattress is by selling it online. Again, your mattress should be in good condition. Some websites like eBay, Preloved, and Gumtree are places where you can sell your mattress. Offer 20%-30% discounts can ensure a guaranteed sale.

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