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How To Get Rid Of A Mattress In Detroit (5 Local Options)

How To Get Rid Of A Mattress In Detroit (5 Local Options)


Are you looking to get rid of an old mattress in Detroit and the surrounding area? You probably have found that it can be frustrating, as many places no longer accept mattresses for disposal or donation.

Luckily, we have compiled a list of 5 great options that residents of Detroit can take advantage of for their mattress disposal needs. From curbside mattress recycling to drop off locations, we have listed everything below.

5 Ways To Get Rid of a Mattress in Detroit

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


A Bedder World is perfect for anyone wanting to get rid of their old mattress.

Known for both easy online booking and eco-friendly mattress recycling, A Bedder World now offers services in a 50+ mile radius around Detroit and surrounding areas in Wayne County. 

All you need to do is enter your ZIP code onto their website and you can book and pay for your mattress removal with 100% up front pricing.

Select the items you want to remove from your home, such as mattresses, box springs, bed frames or bedding. Once you tell them what items you want them to pick up, you’ll be able to choose your selected date.

When making your order, you’ll be able to include any special instructions for apartment complexes, alleys or retirement homes. Bedder World also offers commercial and bulk quantity mattress recycling for companies.

Option #2: City of Detroit Bulk Collection Service


You may be eligible to have your mattress picked up curb-side from the City of Detroit’s bulk collection service from the Department of Public Works. So long as your mattress covers less than two cubic yards and weighs less than 1000 pounds.

If you want to have your mattress collected by the Department of Public Works, you should contact them through their contact form. They’ll respond within 24 hours and give you a quote. When filling in your form, they may request a photograph of what you want them to collect.

Always ensure that you provide an accurate photograph of your mattress, and if they accept, you’ll need to follow the guidelines for leaving bulk waste outside. All they ask is when you leave your mattress outside, you leave it so it can be easily accessed from the front curb.

You should always ensure that you also leave it out by 7 AM on the scheduled collection day, but never over 24 hours before. Once you’ve been accepted for a paid collection, they will take payment by a cashier’s check, credit card, or money order. 

Bulk waste is only allowed to cover two cubic yards and must be in front of your household.

Option #3: Detroit Citizen Bulk Drop-Off Centers

If you want to get rid of your mattress quickly and have access to the right transportation, you can also bring your mattress to one of three local drop-off centers. You will need to bring your ID with you to prove that you’re a citizen.

When you’re bringing your mattress to any of these centers, you should remember that you are limited to bringing in 1000 pounds per day. No one is allowed to bring any bulk furniture that weighs more than this.

Here are the details of the three drop-off centers from the Department of Public Works:

Drop Off Option #1

Davison Yard
8221 W. Davison
April 1 – October 31: 8 AM – 6 PM
November 1 – March 31: 8 AM – 4 PM
Open from Monday to Saturday

Drop Off Option #2

Southfield Yard
12255 Southfield
April 1 – October 31: 8 AM – 6 PM
November 1 – March 31: 8 AM – 4 PM
Open from Monday to Saturday

Drop Off Option #3

J. Fons Yard
6451 E. McNichols
Monday to Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 12 PM
Open from Monday to Saturday

They don’t accept construction debris, car parts, or any hazardous materials. 

Option #4: Donate It To a Charity Or Thrift Shop


Is your mattress in great condition? Could someone still get some life out of it? If so, you may be able to donate it to a charity or a thrift shop.


  • Less than 5 years old with manufacturing tags still on the mattress
  • No rips, tears or stains
  • Bagged and cleaned before dropping off
  • Still structurally sound without any sagging
  • CALL FIRST before dropping a mattress.

While many charities have stopped mattress donations due to sanitary concerns, some charities will still accept them.

Consider donating to the Salvation Army, and check any other local thrift stores. If you are wondering if Goodwill accepts mattresses you can check our article about their policies here

When donating, make sure that your mattresses are in good condition. So, ensure there aren’t any bed bugs, stains, rips, or anything you wouldn’t want.

If your mattress is in good condition, you might be able to get it off your hands. After all, new mattresses are expensive, which may be great for anyone in need. 

Option #5: Sell It Online (On Detroit Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace)


If your mattress is in good condition you may be able to make a little extra cash, why not sell it on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace?

As we mentioned before, new mattresses are expensive, so someone is always looking for an affordable one online. If there aren’t bed bugs, stains, or rips this could be a great option.

Keep in mind that you need to take some nice photos of your mattress when you’re selling it online. Reassure any prospective buyers that there aren’t any bed bugs or stains to put their minds at ease.

Option #6: DIY Mattress Recycling


You can also recycle your mattress yourself, and we’ve even created a helpful guide to help you do so.

All you need is space and some simple tools, and you’ll be able to take apart the components that keep your mattress together.

As you’re in Detroit, you should be able to donate the materials to any factories or warehouses that may be interested in them.

We hope that you’ve found this list helpful. As you can see, there are plenty of places to get rid of your old mattress in Detroit.

While we currently don’t have services directly in Detroit, we offer mattress disposal in other locations.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch, and we are happy to offer any advice.

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