Mattresses may last a good few years, but it doesn’t mean they last forever. There will come a time when you need to upgrade it as it starts to sag and doesn’t provide you with the same support it used to. You might run into further trouble when it comes to getting rid of it, especially if it’s a large mattress. To help, we’ve put together this useful guide so you can easily dispose of your large mattress. Keep reading to find out more…
When To Dispose Of A Mattress
It’s suggested that you upgrade your mattress every six to eight years as this is a decent amount of time for it to do its job before it starts to sag. However, if you notice that your mattress is starting to feel lumpy or uncomfortable sooner than this period of time, you should replace it as soon as possible. The longevity of a mattress also depends on how well you care for it and maintain it. General wear and tear is to be expected, but if you don’t follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, you may cause it to become unsupportive a lot quicker. This can include things like turning your mattress every so often and even flipping it. Be sure to follow their care instructions and you’ll be able to keep your mattress in better condition for longer.
What’s Classed As Large?
A large mattress is anything that’s a double size and bigger. This includes a king size and a super king size too. These mattresses are extremely common as they can accommodate for couples with ease, so more often than not, you’re going to be disposing of a large mattress. If you’re unsure what size mattress you’ve got, take a tape measure, and compare it to online mattress sizing guides.
How To Get Rid Of It
Getting rid of your large mattress is actually a lot easier than you think. There are also numerous ways that you can do so as well. If it’s still in good condition, but you’re simply upgrading, see if you could sell or donate it. This then saves a perfectly good mattress from being thrown away and can really help someone else out. You may be able to ask your new retailer to take your old one away. Some mattress retailers will dispose of the old one for a small fee, so it can save you from having to dispose of it yourself. There are some recycling centres that will accept mattresses to recycle, so it’s worth checking out what’s in your area. It’s not always possible, but it’s good to check as it stops another mattress from ending up in the landfills. Alternatively, you could take it to your local tip if there isn’t anywhere close by that can recycle it. If you don’t drive, you could contact your local council and ask them to collect it and dispose of it for you. Again, there will probably be a small fee, so you need to be prepared to pay for the collection.
Disposing of your large mattress isn’t as hard as you may have previously thought. There are numerous ways that you can dispose of it, even if you don’t drive or have a van big enough for it to fit. Try checking out what’s in your area or see if the supplier of your new mattress will take it away for you. You’ll soon wonder why you ever worried about getting rid of it and you’ll be snuggling up in your new comfy mattress sooner rather than later.