Mattress Removal: 5 Ways to Get Rid of a Mattress

Did you know you spend about a third of your life in your bed? Because of this, you’re supposed replace your mattress roughly every 8 years. A new mattress could improve your quality of sleep, keep you from waking up with back pain, and eliminate allergens that have built up in your old mattress. While that’s all great to remove from your life, what do you do with the old mattress? It won’t (easily) fit in your trash can. Thankfully, there are a variety of mattress removal options for every need and time frame.

Signs You Need to Replace Your Mattress


Besides the 8 year mark, there are other tell-tale signs that indicate it’s time to replace your mattress:

  • You don’t feel rested when you wake up.
  • You wake up with a sore or achy back.
  • Your mattress is sagging in places.
  • You wake up very congested (and it wears off during the day when you’re away from your bed.)

Any of these signs sound familiar? Maybe it’s time to start looking for a new mattress. Once you’ve found the one, here are 5 ways you can get rid of that old mattress.


Mattress Removal: On Your Own or with Some Assistance


  1. Through a Specialized Program with Your Municipality

    Though you can’t put the mattress out with your regular trash, some municipalities may offer curbside pick up for mattresses on specific days for an additional fee. Your can check with your county to see if they offer this service. Though, keep in mind, you’ll have to store your old mattress until the designated pick up day.

  2. Cut it Up and Recycle the Individual Parts

    If you have the time, ability,and the necessary tools,  you can cut the mattress apart and recycle the different pieces on their own. Springs, stuffing, fabric, and wood can be easily recycled as smaller, more manageable pieces.

  3. Return Through a Mattress Retailer Return Program

    When you purchase your new mattress, ask the retailer if they have a mattress pick up program. They may offer mattress removal service in the price for the new mattress or it might be a small additional fee.

  4. Donate or Give it a Friend or Family

    If your mattress is still in good condition, you might be able to give it to a friend. You can also try donating it to a local charity, such as:

    • Goodwill
    • Salvation Army
    • Habitat for Humanity

However, even if the mattress is in good enough condition for donation, they might not have room to accept it. And if they offer pick up service, they might not have availability for a month or two. This could pose a problem for you and where you’ll keep the mattress until then.

5. Local Junk Removal Company

Contact your local junk removal company, like Moving U & Junk U, for quick and easy mattress removal. We’ll give you an all inclusive price that covers:

    • Truck and Travel Fees
    • Labor to remove the mattress
    • Disposal fees (in case it cannot be donated. But we’ll always try to donate first if it’s in good condition!)

And if you have anything else lurking in the basement or on the porch you need removed, like an old TV, you can add it on either when you schedule your pick up or at the time of pick up.

You’ll never have to lug anything up the stairs or drag it down from the attic. All our Junk Removal crews are trained movers, so they can safely remove your mattress from wherever it is in your home. Just show us where it is and we’ll take care of removing and trying to donate or junk it.

For a quick mattress removal quote, give us a call or text at 484-301-2442 or email us at You can also test out our junk estimator to get an idea of pricing.

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