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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- Charles Zaffuto
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I would rate over 5 stars if I could. A+ Enterprises is definitely A+! When we called them we were surprised to hear that they do same-day service, and they arrived quickly. The owner, Sal, is a wonderful guy who is honest and friendly. Everybody works very efficiently and is professional. Can't recommend them enough!
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.