Last Updated: April 2017
If you are on the market for a new mattress, the chances are you have been so busy researching which mattresses the best to purchase that you haven’t even given your old mattress a second thought, until now that is! Unfortunately disposing of a mattress easily and legally is quite difficult these days, if you don’t get rid of a mattress legally you can be fined, so it’s very important to know how to dispose of a mattress and this is exactly what we are going to cover.
More than 300 mattresses and box springs arrive at a single landfill every day.
Approximately 85% of a mattress can be recycled when it is broken down properly. Unfortunately, recycling a mattress isn’t as easy as it should be. However, a new service from Amazon makes it easy to get rid of your old mattress.
How does Amazon’s mattress removal service work?
You simply enter your zip code to see whether or not Amazon provides the service in your local area (they are expanding very quickly to new locations). If they do, then you order the service like any other product you purchase from Amazon.
From then onwards it’s all down to Amazon, they will send their mattress professionals to come and collect your mattress and box spring (optional). They will haul away your mattress with no additional fees, quickly, easily and legally.
What happens to your mattress?
That’s the best part – Amazon will either donate the mattress to a local charity or dispose of it naturally which usually includes recycling up to 85% of the mattress. Check to see if Amazon’s mattress removal service is in your local area, just click the button below!