It is sometimes hard to say goodbye to something that gives you comfort every night. An old mattress is one of the most difficult things to get rid of responsibly due to its bulkiness and possible hazards when not dealt with properly.
Keeping your mattress, on the other hand, is not good for your health. Keeping on using it can give you back pain and other health problems. Storing it takes up a lot of space in your home and enables house pests to thrive in it.
Here are things to do when you are already sick of your old mattress:
A little touch of creativity can go a long way. When your mattress is past its prime, you can repurpose it into your children’s playroom or as a bed to your beloved pets.
85% to 90% of a mattress is recyclable, too. You can break it down and recycle the parts: the fabric can be recycled to grocery bags, sacks or furniture coverings; the foam for stuffing, shipping cotton or insulation; the bed slats to furniture; and the springs to ornaments or even a fence. The possibilities are just endless.
Your friends or relatives might be needing a mattress, so your old one can possibly still give them a good night’s sleep. Many charitable organisations accept old mattresses, especially when they are still in good conditions, for free pickup. Not only can you dispose of this bulk, you can also make a difference in your community. Keep in mind, however, that there are specific donation requirements that vary from organisation to organisation, and sometimes the donation for large objects are on hold due to lack of space or volunteers. Be sure to contact the prospective organisation first.
If you are still having a hard time finding someone you can donate it to, try posting in online ad sites that cater to the community where someone might appreciate your kindness.
Properly dispose of it
If the mattress is beyond repurposing, recycling or reusing, then you might have to throw it away. What you need to know is that about 450 million pounds of mattresses are thrown into landfills every year, which is equivalent to 100 million cubic feet of space. Disposing of it properly can at least help save space problems. Given the right tool, you can break it down, separate the materials according to type, and roll them up in a bundle before dumping it in a trash can.
Have someone else properly dispose of it
There are plenty of companies that offer rubbish removal services, and most of them deal with bulky materials such as an old mattress. Disposing it on your own can be time-consuming, messy, and even a hassle lifting due to its size and weight, and this is why having someone to pick it up from your home can be greatly beneficial.
Luckily, in terms of rubbish removal, Sydney has a lot of available services. In choosing a junk removal service provider, you have to look for a credible company that takes a sustainable approach to rubbish removal by further recycling before making sure the disposal is sanitary. Choose a service with a group of experts serving a proven fast and efficient performance at an affordable price.
Contact your local rubbish removal company to help remove your old mattress quickly and without any hassle!