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How to Get Rid of a Mattress in Greensboro, NC (5 Local Options)


If you live in Greensboro and are looking for a way to get rid of an old mattress, you have come to the right place. North Carolina has begun to implement more strict mattress disposal regulations with many donation centers and landfills no longer accepting them.

Luckily, there are still some great mattress disposal options available to residents. In this article we have included 5 local options from a statewide curbside mattress recycling service to donation and drop off options.

5 Ways to Dispose of a Mattress in Greensboro, NC

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


A Bedder World offers curbside mattress removal and recycling services throughout the entire Greensboro area as well as the entire state of North Carolina.

You can easily book and pay for a pick up online 7 days a week (Book a pick up here). Then put your mattress items outside by 8am on the day of pick up and the Bedder World team will come by and grab them and responsibly dispose of them.

To date A Bedder World has recycled over 1 million mattresses and has saved over 26 million sq.ft. of landfill space.

  • Serving the entire City of Greensboro and now the ENTIRE state of North Carolina (Including Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Asheville, Fayetteville and everywhere in-between)
  • Over 1 million mattresses recycled
  • Easy curbside pick up
  • Book and Pay online with 100% upfront pricing.
  • Residential and Commercial Services

Option #2: Donate to The Barnabas Network


If your mattress is in good condition you may want to consider donating it to an organization that will find people who can use it.

IMPORTANT: The major donation centers like Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, etc… DO NOT accept mattresses anymore.

But luckily, the Barnabas Network of Greensboro does accept mattresses and furniture in good condition.

How to make a donation

They are helping clients restore their dignity and self-worth, so they ask that all donations be:
– free of stains, tears, pet hair and smoke
– in good working order

The drivers and warehouse employees reserve the right to refuse any items that are deemed unusable. Please don’t be offended if an item is declined.

  • Drop off your gently used furniture at our warehouse at 838 Winston St. between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Call 336-370-4002 to schedule a free pick-up. We can schedule our truck to pick up any of our most-needed items (see the list of Furniture We Need below), but we cannot schedule pick ups for single, small items that are not on that list. If you have a question about your donation, please call us at 336-370-4002.
  • Fill out this donation form to tentatively schedule your own donation appointment

Furniture needed

• Mattresses & box springs

• Dressers/chests of drawers

• Dining/kitchen tables & chairs

• Appliances (electric): washer/dryers, stoves, refrigerators

• Complete bed frames with rails (especially twin, full, queen)

• Sofas or love seats

• Arm chairs

• Small tables (coffee tables/end tables)

• Sofa beds, futons & bunk beds

• Clean bedding & linens

• Towels (bath, hand & wash)

Option #3: Drop-Off at The Solid Waste Transfer Station


We always recommend recycling or donating your mattress before sending it to the landfill. Mattresses are hard to compress and break down and take up a lot of unnecessary space. If this is your only option you can drop your mattress at the Solid Waste Transfer Station of Greensboro.

The Solid Waste Transfer Station

Address: 6310 Burnt Poplar Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

Hours: Mondays through Fridays from 6 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays from 7 am to 1 pm. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow for time to unload materials. 

Phone: 336-373-CITY (2489)

The Solid Waste Transfer Station only accepts municipal solid waste (household trash), bulk trash (couches, mattresses, etc.), and construction debris (C&D) that is generated within Guilford, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, and Stokes County.

Option #4: Sell or Giveaway on Greensboro’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 Foils Recycling) 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.

We hope this article helped you to find a way to get rid of your mattress that works with your budget and your specific mattress condition. Greensboro luckily has quite a few more options available to residents than many other cities across the country.

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