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How To Get Rid of A Mattress in San Antonio (5 Local Options)


Overview: Mattress Disposal In San Antonio

Unfortunately, San Antonio does not have too many mattress disposal services at your disposal. While San Antonio is working on setting up a mattress recycling center for residential drop-offs, they do not currently have one available. This means that the options for mattress disposal within the city are limited. Besides taking their items to the local landfills, residents have to choose between hiring a provate company to pick up their mattress items or utilizing the cities bulky waste collection options. The donation centers in the San Antonio area do not accpet mattresses for the most part. If your mattress is less than 5 years old and has no stains, rips or damage, you may be able to find a donation center or charity to take it but do not expect this to be a “go-to” disposal option. Below we have listed 5 options for getting rid of your mattress or box spring in the San Antonio area. This list includes options from local pick up services to drop off options and DIY ideas. 

Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Recycling (San Antonio) – Curbside Pick Up

A Bedder World has been offering curbside removal of mattresses for San Antonio residents for the past 5 years. You can easily book and pay for a pick up online, then set your items outside and they will pick them up.

They began as a small mattress recycler in Colorado and have slowly expanded to service more areas throughout Texas, California, Arizona and Seattle. 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 San Antonio. 
  • 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: Bulky Item Collection by the City of San Antonio (2x per year)

The City of San Antonio offers a bulky item pick up service two times per year. Mattresses and box springs are accepted in this collection. You must be a SWMD customer in order to take advantage of this service. You can read more info about this pick up option on the government website here


Option #3: Drop off at one of the City of San Antonio Bulky Waste Collection Centers

You can drop off your mattresses and box springs at one of the San Antonio Bulky Waste Collection centers. The Bulky Waste Collection Center is free for City solid waste customers who pay an environmental fee; this fee appears on the CPS bill. Get more info here

Note: Bring a recent copy of your CPS bill and a picture ID as proof of residency. 

Bitters Bulky Waste Collection Center1800 Wurzbach Parkway, 78216
Frio City Road Center1531 Frio City Road, 78226
Culebra Bulky Waste Collection Center 7030 Culebra Road, 78238
Rigsby Road Bulky Waste Collection Center 2755 Rigsby Road, 78222
Tuesday – Friday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Option #4: Giveaway or Sell on San Antonio’s Craigslist


If your mattress is in decent condition, it is very probable that someone may want to use it. Believe it or not there are actually a lot of people who benefit greatly from saving a buck and purchasing a used mattress. PRO TIP: 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 #5: 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 the San Antonio 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.