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. Luckily, there are
some options for you in Fort Lauderdale, including recycling – that’s what we do! Below are 5 options for your
Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Removal (Fort Lauderdale) – Curbside Mattress Pick Up
At A Bedder World we will come to your home and pick up your old mattress and/or box spring. We offer curbside
pickup that can easily be booked and paid for online. Our pricing starts at $75 and includes the pickup and proper
disposal of mattresses throughout Fort Lauderdale, FL and the surrounding areas. We always try to donate or
recycle the mattresses we pick up before disposing of them in the landfill. To date our company 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.
– Starting at only $75 for a single piece pick up. 20%-30% Less than major junk companies.
– Over 1,000,000 mattresses recycled.
Items we pick up:
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, or
sometimes for free. 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.https://gyr.fortlauderdale.gov/greener-government/recycling-waste-reduction/solid-
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.