How to Get Rid of a Mattress in Memphis, TN (7 Local Options)
If you are trying to get rid of an old mattress, you may have found that they are difficult items to dispose of. Luckily, Memphis has a variety of companies that have popped up in recent years specifically focusing on properly disposing of mattresses. In this article we have compiled a list of (5) local mattress disposal options for the residents of Memphis to take advantage of.
1. A Bedder World Mattress Recycling (Memphis) – Curbside Pick Up Service
A Bedder World has been picking up mattresses, box springs, bed frames, toppers and other sleep products from customers homes for years and responsibly disposing of them. With over 1 million mattresses recycled nationwide, this is a great option and much more affordably priced than the major junk companies. Simply book a pick up online and set your items outside. You can book a pick up here.
2. (Drop off) Your Mattress for Recycle at Binghampton Development Corporation
Recycling is a great way to get rid of your mattress and help to keep your large, bulky item out of the
landfill. Luckily, there is a recycling center right here in the Memphis that will tear your old mattress
apart and use the materials to make such things as carpeting underlayment, sewer grates, wood pellets, and other useful things. You can drop off your unwanted mattress, box spring, mattress topper, or
metal bed frame at the address below:
3. Drop at One of The (2) Memphis Landfills
Mattresses take up a lot of room in our nation’s landfills. They don’t compress or decompose easily.
Because there are recycling options, many of our nation’s landfills are no longer accepting mattresses. Landfill rules change constantly. If you choose to take your mattress to one of these local Memphis landfills be sure to call first to ensure they are accepting mattresses and what the cost is.
4. Check With Your Local Garbage Collection Service
The City of Memphis Solid Waste Management Department has garbage collection services that may
pick up mattresses (for a fee) depending on your exact address. Call ahead to get pricing and to make sure they are still accepting mattresses:
Hauling Division – 3840 Homewood Rd. Memphis, TN 38118 Phone: 901-794-3800
5.Donate your mattress to a local charity
Donating (repurposing) your mattress is a great way to get rid of your unwanted mattress and give someone else a chance to get the remaining useful life out of it. Due to sanitary concerns, and fears of
bed bugs, most of the major donation centers are no longer accepting used mattresses.
HOWEVER, if your mattress is less than 5 years old, is free from stains and rips, and doesn’t have any bed bugs, you may be able to place it with a charity. So it is worth checking
The following donation centers in Memphis are NOT currently accepting mattresses : Habitat for
Humanity, The Salvation Army, Goodwill – Riverdale Store, The Arc, AMVETS Memphis.
Donation centers will likely not accept any odd size or custom mattresses like antique 3/4 beds, olympic queens, cot mattresses, full xl, etc… but they may accept RV mattresses as these are in high demand.
6. Sell it on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace
If your mattress is gently used, is free of rips or stains and doesn’t have bed bugs, you might be able to sell your mattress or give it away on Memphis’ Craigslist or FaceBook Marketplace.
There are plenty of people who would love to get a deal on a comfy, lightly used mattress (no rips,
stains, or bed bugs). Be sure to take a nice picture and place in the listing that it is free of bed bugs or
stains. Good Luck!
7. DIY: Recycle Your Mattress Yourself
Tear apart your mattress yourself! Maybe get the whole family involved and teach your kids about recycling and reusing. Grab a utility knife and cut the mattress up. The foam can be sold or dropped at local carpet manufacturing warehouses where they use it to make carpet underlay. The metal can be taken to the scrap yard and sold off as scrap metal. Here is a step by step guide on how to recycle your mattress
Best of luck getting rid of that old mattress. Hopefully you found this article helpful and one of these options will be the right fit for you.