How to Get Rid of a Mattress in Fort Lauderdale, FL (6 Local Options)
What can I do with an old mattress in Fort Lauderdale, FL? In this post we will show you 5 local options you can use that get rid of mattresses for Fort Lauderdale residents. From drop off to pick up services we have listed an option for everyone.
It can be difficult to get rid of an old mattress. Landfills nationwide are restricting mattresses from being dumped at their facilities – mattresses take up a lot of space (26 sq. ft. on average) and they don’t compress. Most donation centers do not accept mattresses anymore due to unsanitary conditions and bed bugs.
Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Removal (Fort Lauderdale) – Curbside Mattress Pick Up
A Bedder World will come to your home and pick up your old mattress and/or box spring. A curbside pickup can easily be booked and paid for online. Operating throughout Fort Lauderdale, FL and the surrounding areas. To date Bedder World has recycled over 1 million mattresses and box springs and has saved over 26 million square feet of landfill space across the United States. Book your mattress pick up here.
Serving a 30 mile radius around Fort Lauderdale: Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Sunrise, Plantation, Broadview Park, and many more…
– Curbside removal services and Commercial/Bulk quantity removals for mattress companies, hotels, etc…
– Starting at only $75 for a single piece pick up. 20%-30% Less than major junk companies.
– Over 1,000,000 mattresses recycled.
Option #2: Bulky Waste Collection
Depending on where you live, there are occasional “Bulky Waste” collections that the city will do for a fee. These are done on specific days of the month and can be looked into further here .
Option #3: Take it to a Local Landfill
If you’ve got a truck, and a strong back, you can take your mattress to a landfill. There are still landfills in the Fort Lauderdale area that accept mattresses. There is a fee for each mattress and there is usually an entrance or a gate fee as well. If you live inside certain districts, you can call and request for them to pick it up for an additional fee. The downside to this is that, well…your mattress will go into a landfill:
Broward County Landfill – 7101 S.W. 205 Ave. near the intersection of Sheridan Street and U.S. 27.
Option #4: Post it on Fort Lauderdale’s Craigslist Page or on FaceBook Marketplace
There are many people looking for a good deal on a gently used mattress. If your mattress is in decent condition, you may be able to sell it, or give it away. Be sure to take nice pictures of it and state that it does not have stains and does not have bed bugs! This will help to attract a buyer.
Option #5: Donate Your Mattress
Due to the sanitary concerns and an increasing prevalence of bed bugs, most nonprofits around the country are no longer accepting mattresses at their donation centers. Luckily, there are donation centers in Fort Lauderdale who do take mattresses. There is a great local government site that lists the places you can take your mattress, or to call and have it picked up. Alternatively, you can offer it to someone you know – a family member or friend who could use your mattress.
Option #6: Do it Yourself Mattress Recycling Project
Do what we do – recycle your mattress yourself! We have a great step-by-step guide on our blog post on how to tear apart a mattress or boxspring yourself. A sharp knife, like a carpet knife, works well – cut along the sides and remove the cover. Separate the foam from the steel. You can most likely take the steel to your local recycling center. You might find a local carpet manufacturer who will use the foam for carpeting underlayment. Or you might find a use for the foam around your home…like to make a pillow or a dog bed. Be creative!
There are quite a few options in the Fort Lauderdale area for getting rid of a mattress. If you have any questions or need help disposing of your old mattress, please reach out to us or leave a message below. We are always happy to try and help you to figure out how to get rid of your mattress in your area. Just please don’t dump it on the side of the road or leave it in someone’s dumpster. Then it becomes someone else’s problem and will most likely cost them time and money to deal with.