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.
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.