What Is the Safest Way to Dispose of a Used Mattress?


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The safest way to dispose of a used mattress is to take it to a mattress recycling facility or contact a junk-removal company, such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK or Junk King, that collect mattresses for recycling. Alternatively, charities such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill normally accept donations of clean, reusable mattresses.

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The site SleepOnLatex.com offers advice on recycling old mattresses and displays an interactive map showing the locations of recycling centers across the United States. 1-800-GOT-JUNK and Junk King collect mattresses for a fee from locations across most U.S. states as of 2015. To book a collection time with either company, complete an online request form or call one of the numbers on the websites. To arrange for the Salvation Army to collect a mattress, enter a ZIP code in Schedule s Free Pickup on the SATruck.com Ways You Can Help webpage. Contact a local Goodwill branch to see whether it offers a pickup service for your area.

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