Mattresses, like TVs, paint cans, and tires are very difficult items to dispose of normally. Landfills & transfer stations have a surcharge that range anywhere between $20-$35 for mattress disposal on top of the normal tonnage rate! This means that the cost to get rid of a single mattress can be up to $75!
The Problem With Disposing of Mattresses
Mattresses are one of the worst items that can be put into a landfill. The reason for this is that they do not compact like furniture and other trash. The springs inside mattresses keep rebounding, which takes up a ton of space inside the landfill!
With the shrinking availability of landfill space, old mattresses are quickly filling that space up. This is why these dump locations charge extra to dispose of a bed, to help cover the lost revenue from the space it takes up.
How To Cut Up A Mattress
An eco-friendly way to dispose of an old bed is to cut it up and recycle the materials. This will save you money, as well as help keep these space-hogs out of the landfill.
The first step is to get together all the supplies you will need for your mattress disassembly project. The supplies you will need are listed below:
- Box knife with a new blade
- Work gloves
- Garbage bags
- Safety glasses
- Wire cutters
The next step in cutting up your old mattress is to start cutting it! It is as simple as slicing a bagel. Just cut the bed around the edges, all the way around.
From there, all you need to do is cut the clips that hold the padding material to the springs with wire cutters. Next, pull up the padding and expose the bare springs. Put the padding material in garbage bags, and you’re done!
The final step is disposal of the debris generated from your mattress disassembly project. The padding can be recycled into new textiles at a recycling center.
The steel bed spring can be taken to a scrap yard, and they will pay YOU for it!
Professional Mattress Removal Service
If you want an easy way to get rid of your old mattress without doing any work -- give A+ Enterprises a call!
We are the only company in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area that recycles old mattresses to keep them out of landfills. Not only is this good for the environment, but we pass the savings on to our customers! A+ Enterprises is the best mattress disposal service in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
The average price to remove & dispose of a double mattress with our company is $100, with us doing all the work! We will haul your old bed from wherever it is located, load it up, and recycle it.
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- Wes Coates
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- Lynette Villano
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Three men came and took everything I wanted to get rid of. They were professional and very nice. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you. I'll be calling again.
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9/26/2018Mark Van Dyke
I can't say enough about Sal. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and went out of his way to ensure my company was taken care of. I absolutely recommend anyone to use this company. They get in and out very quickly and offer a great price. They also stick to their word which is very rare now-a-days!
Kyle and Joe were wonderful! Very efficient process. I called and gave brief information to a very professional person. They came out the next day. Wiped their feet, quoted me a very fair price, and removed my furniture. I’m very pleased with their service and friendliness. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends! Meredith R.They did such a good job yesterday that I called them back again today for more revival. They’re very fast, efficient, easy to work with and professional. Joe and Kyle came both days and we’re incredibly polite and thoughtful in what was a hard situation for me. Bravo A+ Enterprises! Repeat business speaks for itself. Meredith R.
- Michelle Pennington
Excellent communication starting from the first call through our entire demolition project. Answered the phone and responded to emails and texts promptly. Got the job done quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend A+ Enterprises.
The 3 man crew did a fantastic job in clearing out and disposing of several large and small items that still remained after a 2 day estate sale. Items removed included beds and mattresses, 3 couches, bedroom chest of drawers, old refrigerator and electric stove, computer desk, old and very heavy television, several tools plus much more.Very courteous workers and owner was great to work with. Highly recommend and you won’t be disappointed.
This company is not just professionals at their work but also very kid and hardworking. During the scheduling the staff was very helpful and were able to work with my last minute call with no issues. I received a reminder of my appointment witch was very helpful. The team that arrived to the job took care of business before I knew it it was all done. Very respectful and hard working team. Will definitely recommend anyone and will definitely use this company on my next project.
- Ryan Croughn
Hired A Plus Enterprises last year to remove some old pool equipment, old yard equipment, and old furniture from my house. There timing, professionalism, and reasonable pricing was overwhelmingly amazing. Great job and look forward to hiring you again!
These guys are awesome! They came here when promised, were really nice and friendly, and they did what they were supposed to do in a timely fashion. The price quoted was changed because I had more “stuff” to get rid of. However, they quoted the difference before getting the rest of the things out and we agreed. I will certainly call them next time. Thanks, A+!
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