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How to Get Rid of a Mattress In Newark, NJ (5 Local Options)


If you live in the Newark area and need to get rid of a mattress, you have come to the right place. Many landfills and donation centers in the area no longer accept mattresses which can make this process difficult. But not to worry.

We have included 5 local options that Newark residents can use to get rid of an old mattress. These 5 services include pick up and drop off options.

5 Ways to Dispose of a Mattress in Newark

Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Recycling – Curbside Pickup


A Bedder World is a New Jersey statewide mattress pick up and recycling service, offering curbside mattress removal for all Newark residents.

You can easily book and pay for a pick up online (book a pick up here) with 100% upfront pricing. Then on the day of pick up simply put your items outside and the team will come by and grab it along their route.

You can also book a pick up of box springs, bed frames, futons, toppers, hospital beds, bedding and more.

To date Bedder World has recycled over 1 million mattresses and has helped to save over 26 million sq.ft. of landfill space.

  • Serving the entire Newark and New York City areas (50+ mile radius)
  • Over 1 million mattresses recycled to date
  • Easily Book and Pay for a pickup online with 100% upfront pricing.
  • Curbside Pick up
  • Residential & Commercial Services

Option #2: Donate Your Mattress To The Warehouse NJ


If your mattress is in good condition and could be used by someone else you may want to consider donating it. While the majority of donation centers in the area do not accept mattresses (no matter their condition) the Warehouse NJ does!

The Warehouse NJ collects gently used furniture, decor and household items from the surrounding communities and stores those items until they are ready to be used.  They have relationships with many other great local organizations (Bridges Outreach, Homeless Solutions, Sierra House, Isaiah House, Turning Point, Newark YMCA, International Rescue Committee, Family Connections, Home Care for You and Interfaith Food Pantry) who provide The Warehouse NJ with clients who are transitioning into new apartments. 

Accepted items:

• Mattress (full or queen)
• Bed Frame (twin, full or queen)
• Bed Linens – complete sets of
sheets only (twin, full or queen)
• Blankets, Quilts and Comforters
(twin, full or queen)
• Bath Towels
• Headboard (full or queen)
• Dresser
• Bed Side Table
• Crib Mattress
• Changing Table
• Toddler bed

Not Accepted Items:

• King Mattresses
• King Bed Frames
• King Bed Linens
• Trundle Beds
Duvet covers without comforter

Option #3: Drop at the Lemcor Solid Waste Transfer Station


We always recommend recycling or donating your mattress before bringing it to the landfill. Mattresses take up a lot of unnecessary space in our landfills due to their inability to compress with the other trash.

If you do decide that the landfill is the right option for you, you can drop your mattress off at the Lemcor solid waste transfer station. Residents will pay $117/ton and there is a one ton minimum charge. You can drop off here from 6am to 9pm every day of the week.

Option #4: Sell or Giveaway on Newark’s Craigslist or Facebook


If your mattress is in decent shape you may want to consider giving it away or selling it online. There is a large market of people looking to get a lightly used mattress for a discount rather than spending hundreds to thousands on a new one. If you are willing to go the craigslist or facebook route you can almost certainly get rid of a mattress as long as it doesn’t have any sanitary concerns or major issues.

For a successful sale be sure to take nice pictures and ensure potential buyers that it does not have any stains and is bed big free. Happy selling!

Option #5: DIY Mattress Recycling


If you want to save some money and do the environment a favor you can opt to recycle your mattress yourself. This is a small project that includes the physical tearing apart of the mattress followed by the recycling of each material inside (metal and foam). We have a full article here.

To start you will want to tear off the cover and separate the metal and foam materials inside.

You can take the metal to a local scrap metal yard (like Newark Scrap Metal) where they will likely even give you some cash for it. They will then melt it down and recycle it.

You can take the foam to a local business like a carpet manufacturer where they will use it to make carpet padding. Check craigslist for people looking for used foam and call around and you will be able to find someone who will take it off your hands.

Well that does it for our favorite mattress disposal options in the Newark area. Mattresses are certainly hard items to get rid of but there are some options at your disposal. We hope this article was helpful and that you found an option that works well for you!

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