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How to Get Rid of a Mattress in Lexington KY (5 Local Options)


If you live in Lexington and are looking for a way to get rid of an old mattress, you have come to the right place. Kentucky 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 curbside mattress recycling service to donation and drop off options.

5 Ways to Dispose of a Mattress in Lexington

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


A Bedder World offers curbside mattress removal and recycling services throughout the entire Lexington area as well as throughout the entire state of Kentucky.

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 Lexington area (Also serving Richmond, Louisville, Bowling Green and the entire state of Kentucky)
  • 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 Kentucky Refugee Ministries


If your mattress is in good shape and could be used by someone else you may want to consider donating it. While the major donation centers like goodwill and Habitat for Humanity no longer accept mattresses in Lexington, The Kentucky Refugee Minitries does.

The Kentucky Refugee Ministries helps to resettle refugees and and immigrants. They accept furniture donations including mattresses, box springs, bed frames and even bedding and pillows in good condition. Call or contact them before dropping off to ensure they will accept your mattress for donation. They even offer some pick up services as well.

Option #3: Drop-Off at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station


We always recommend recycling or donating your mattress before disposing of it in the landfill, as mattresses are hard to compress and break down and take up a lot of unnecessary space. But sometimes the landfill is your only option. If you have a means of transporting your mattress you can bring it to the Bluegrass transfer station which is a partnership between the city of Lexington and the Bluegrass waste service company.

All rates are subject to the Kentucky Environmental Remediation fee of $1.75 per ton and applicable fuel surcharges, environmental and other fees and sales tax. 

  • Gate rate of $106 per ton
  • Minimum charge of $58

Option #4: Sell or Giveaway on Lexinton’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 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. Lexington luckily has quite a few options available to residents than many other cities across the country do not have.

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