So you are trying to get rid of a mattress in Milwaukee? You have come to the right place. We have listed 4 local options to satisfy your mattress disposal needs. Milwaukee isn't the easiest city to get rid of mattresses but they certainly aren't the most difficult. We have tested out all of the options below and they have passed as great ways to get rid of your mattress in the Milwaukee area. We have given options for everyone from the DIYers to people like myself who don't want to lift their mattress at all.
1. GoLoadUp.com (In-Home Mattress Removal/Recycle -$80)
-Serving all areas - Bay View, Walker's Point, Riverwest, Historic Third Ward and more.
-In-Home Mattress & Junk Removal Service.
-20%-30% Less than major junk companies.
- Over 2.5 million mattresses recycled.
-Click here and enter "SAVE5" at checkout for $5 off
Go Load Up began as a mattress recycling company and grew in to a full service on-demand junk removal service. They focus on being eco-friendly and have recycled over 2.5 million mattresses. LoadUp offers mattress and box spring removal to all areas in Milwaukee Bay View, Walker's Point, Riverwest, Historic Third Ward and more.
Go Load Up makes it very easy for anyone in Milwaukee to get rid of a mattress. Whether you are in an apartment complex in the city or have a strict HOA they can work around your location and schedule.
In order for trash to be accepted in Milwaukee as regular trash pickup on your regular pick-up day, up to 1 cubic yard of bulky items are allowed. According to the City of Milwaukee a queen size mattress or larger is TOO LARGE and must be recycled/disposed of another way. See below for specifics on bulky item pickup guidelines and restrictions in Milwaukee.
3. Drop-off at a Milwaukee Landfill
In Milwaukee there are two landfill locations to drop mattresses/boxsprings:
- North - 6660 N Industrial Road
- South - 3879 W Lincoln Avenue
This disposal option works well if you have a truck or another large vehicle to transport your unwanted mattress and/or boxsprings. The downside being that mattresses dropped off at either of the above locations are obviously put into the Milwaukee landfill system. If possible, recycling your mattress is always a better and more environmentally friendly option than dumping at a landfill, as mattresses are tough to break down and take up a great deal of space.
4. DIY Mattress Recycling
With the limited mattress disposal resources in Milwaukee sometimes it is best to get creative and take matters into your own hands. If your feeling ambitious, DIY mattress recycling can have a tremendous impact on environment preservation and conservation. Budget Dumpster has a great step-by-step blog post on how to break down and recycle your own mattress. To do this all you need is an exacto knife and some space (things may get messy). Simply cut around the edges of the mattress until you can take off the cover. Inside you will find foam and metal springs. Separate the foam and metal. You can actually bring the metal springs to the scrap yard and they will pay you for them. As for the foam you can shred it up and use it in dog beds, to fill pillows, or you can find a local carpet manufacturer who may pay you for the foam.
Click here for the step-by-step-guide.