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How to Get Rid of a Mattress in Honolulu, HI (5 Local Options)


If you are looking to get rid of a mattress in Honolulu you have come to the right place. In this article we cover 5 local options that Honolulu residents can use to get rid of a mattress.

Mattresses have become harder to dispose of in recent years with many Hawaii landfills and donation centers no longer accepting them due to their inability to break down and sanitary concerns. We will cover 5 options for how to legally get rid of a mattress from a curbside mattress recycling service to drop off options and even a DIY mattress recycling guide.

5 Ways to Dispose of a Mattress in Honolulu

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


A Bedder World is a Hawaii statewide mattress pick up and recycling service, offering curbside mattress removal for all Honolulu residents.

You can easily book and pay for a pick up online (book a pick up here) with 100% upfront pricing. Then on the day of pick up simply put your items outside and the team will come by and grab it along their route.

You can also book a pick up of box springs, bed frames, futons, toppers, hospital beds, bedding and more.

To date Bedder World has recycled over 1 million mattresses and has helped to save over 26 million sq.ft. of landfill space.

  • Serving the entire Honolulu area
  • Over 1 million mattresses recycled to date
  • Easily Book and Pay for a pickup online with 100% upfront pricing.
  • Curbside Pick up
  • Residential & Commercial Services

Option #2: Donate It (Honolulu Reuse Directory)


If your mattress is still in good condition, somewhat new and has no rips, tear or stains you can likely find a donation center that will accept it for free. You can search the Honolulu reuse directory for a list of companies that accept different kinds of donations. Many of them accept furniture and may take your mattress as well. We always recommend reaching out before dropping off your mattress to make sure it meets their guidelines.

REUSE Organizations

(Dispose of your Used Household Items)

These organizations accept used items such as: clothing, small appliances, bedding, small furnishings (end tables, chairs, lamps), toys, kitchen and household goods –except where noted differently. Contact the organization prior to dropping off your items.

Option #3: Drop off at a Local Landfill or Transfer Station


We always recommend recycling or donating your mattress before sending it to the landfill. Mattresses do not compress easily and take up a lot of unnecessary space. If you do decide to drop it at the landfill then the City of Honolulu has a variety of drop off locations and transfer stations that you can take it to.

The City and County of Honolulu provides nine public refuse drop-off locations: six convenience centers and three transfer stations around the island for residents to dispose of their household rubbish including but not limited to furniture, bulky items, large metal appliances, and green waste. 

Option #4: Sell or Giveaway on Craigslist or Facebook


If your mattress is in decent shape and is free from stains you can likely find someone to take it off your hands for free or even pay you for it. There is a big market for used mattresses on both craigslist and facebook that is worth a try.

You will want to take nice, clean photos and ensure potential buyers that the mattress does not have any stains or bed bugs. Happy Selling!

Option #5: DIY Mattress Recycling


Feel like taking on a small project? You can always recycle your mattress yourself and save some money and the environment.

To do this you will first want to tear off the cover. Then separate the foam and metal inside.

The metal can be dropped at a local scrap metal yard, where they will melt it down and recycle it (they may even pay you some money for it)

The foam can be taken to a local carpet manufacturer where they will shred it up and use it to make carpet padding.

We hope this article helped you to find an option for mattress disposal that works for you and your specific situation. If you have any feedback please reach out to us.

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