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How To Get Rid of a Mattress in Houston (4 Local Options)


Current state of mattress disposal in Houston

If you have an old mattress or bed to get rid of in Houston, you are in luck. Houston is very progress when it comes to resources for responsible disposal of furniture items. Whether you have an old mattress or other furniture items, Houston has implemented programs that prioritize recycling and proper disposal over the items ending up in the landfill. Below you will find helpful resources that you can use to get rid of your old mattresses and box springs. From drop off centers, to pick up services and a DIY recycling project we have listed an option to suit all customer needs. 

Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Recycling – Curbside Pick Up Service


The Bedder World Houston team is one of the largest mattress recycling branches they have. Simply book and pay online and the drivers will come to your home and pick up your old mattress and/or box spring.

Bedder World offers affordable curbside removals 6/days per week. The price includes the pick up and proper disposal of mattresses throughout Houston and the surrounding areas. To date they have recycled over 1 million mattresses and box springs and has saved over 26 million sq.ft. of landfill space across the United States. Book your mattress pick up here.

  • Serving a 40 mile radius around Houston: Houston, Sugar Land, Pearland, Pasadena, Bayland, Spring, The Woodland, Humble, Cypress, Tomball, Katy and many more…
  • Daily curbside removal services.
  • 20%-30% Less than major junk companies.
  • Over 1 million mattresses recycled.

Items they pick up:

  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs
  • Bed Frames
  • Toppers
  • Futons

Option #2: Drop Off : 7 Houston Mattress Recycling Collection Centers

The Houston Furniture bank recycles mattresses in the Houston area and has compiled a large list of locations where you can drop off mattresses for recycling. The drop-off fee is generally around $10/piece. They will take your mattress, physically tear it apart and utilize the recycled materials to produce items such as carpet underlay and recycled metals. Generally 90% of the materials inside any given mattress can be recycled and reused. You can recycle your mattress with the peace of mind that you helped save on average 26 sq.ft. of landfill space per item. 


Option #3: Post it for Sale/Free on the Houston Craigslist Page

Believe it or not craigslist is actually a great way to get rid of a mattress for free and to have it actually be utilized to its full potential. There are a lot of people who don’t want to spend the hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new mattress and who are very grateful to be able to get a decent mattress for a great price off of craigslist. If you are going to post your mattress on craigslist make sure that it doesn’t have any stains. Stains are generally a deal breaker for most potential buyers. 


PRO TIPS: Make sure to take nice pictures and highlight the fact that your mattress DOES NOT have any stains and DOES NOT have bed bugs. This will put potential buyers minds at ease and increase the chances that someone will take it off your hands for you.

Option #4: DIY Mattress Recycling Project

If you are a DIY and like taking on projects why not recycle your mattress yourself. This could be a great way to teach your kids about being resourceful or just a fun way to save some money and the environment. By recycling your mattress you can save on average 26sq.ft. of landfill space. We have a great step-by-step blog post on how to break down and recycle your own mattress. Along with another post on how to recycle your box spring yourself. 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.

Overall, when it comes to getting rid of a mattress in the Houston area, you do have quite a few options at your disposal. If you have any questions or need any help disposing of your old mattress feel free to contact us or leave a comment below and we would be happy to lend a hand in helping you find a resource to get rid of your mattress. Just please don’t dump it on the side of the road or leave it in someones dumpster. Ultimately, that becomes somebody else’s problem to dispose of and it will generally cost them money out of pocket to do so.