How To Get Rid Of A Mattress In Lubbock TX (5 Local Options)
If you live in Lubbock and are looking for a way to get rid of an old mattress, you have come to the right place. Texas 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 Lubbock
Option #1 – A Bedder World Mattress Recycling (Lubbock) – Curbside Pickup
A Bedder World offers curbside mattress removal and recycling services throughout the entire Lubbock area as well as now the entire state of Texas!
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 Lubbock area and now the whole state of Texas (Including Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Amarillo 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 It Locally
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.
But luckily, there are a few donation centers that do accept mattresses in good condition…
Donation Location #1: Lubbock Habitat Restore
The Habitat of Humanity in Lubbock has a Restore thrift store where you can donate or buy lightly used good. This is a great place to donate a mattress that is in good condition and that doesn’t have any rips, stain or smells.
Donation Location #2: Genesis Thrift Store
Guadalupe Economic Services Corporation’s thrift store in Lubbock, TX was founded a few years ago. Donations to the store are used in two ways: directly given to families in need OR purchased by our patrons. The funds generated by sales directly support our programs.
The local police department and women and children’s protective services asked us to gather donations for Lubbock’s vulnerable population. That collection soon turned into a full-blown thrift store, which is now open to the public.
Whether you’re rebuilding your life after a flood or fire or just looking for knick-knacks to add to your home, you can find what you’re searching for at Genesis Thrift Store. Stop by today to browse our collections.
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED!
We accept donations Monday – Thursday
9am – 3pm
Please call us at (806) 744-4416 upon arrival for Car Side Service
Option #3 – Drop off at Citizen Convenience Station
We always recommend recycling or donating your mattress whenever possible, before sending it to the landfill. Mattresses take up a lot of space in our cities landfills and do not compress efficiently. However, if recycling or donating are not an option and you have a means for transporting your bed, you can bring your mattress to one of the citizen convenience stations and drop it off.
Unlike some cities, Lubbock doesn’t have a maximum usage policy. Many cities only allow the use of their recycling centers twice or 3 times a month. Lubbock however, doesn’t explicitly mention a restriction on its website.
However, you do have to provide evidence that you live in the area. To do this, you need to bring an official Lubbock utility bill to the station or provide your driving license with a Lubbock address as your main residence.
The Citizen Convenience Station will take garage doors, bulky furniture, tree limbs as well as your mattress.
Drop Off Option #1 – Southside
1631 84th St.
West of Avenue P
Drop Off Option #2 – Northside
208 Municipal Dr.
4th Street Exit From I-27, Follow Road Signs
(Across from Meadowbrook Golf Course)
Drop Off Option #3 – South Milwaukee
(73rd & Milwaukee, West of the Water Ground Storage Reservoir)
Drop Off Option #4 – North Quaker
4307 Adrian Street
(N. Quaker & Adrian, North of the Water Ground Storage Reservoir)
All of the stations use the same opening and closing times. They are:
- Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Closed during City of Lubbock Holidays
If you leave your waste around the station gates while they are closed, this will be considered illegal dumping. The area is secured with cameras, so you may be charged for the crime.
Option #4: Sell or Giveaway on Lubbock’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 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.
DIY RECYCLING RESOURCES
Metal Recycling In Lubbock – Jarvis Metals
Jarvis Metals is the largest paper and scrap metals recycling company in all of West Texas, and they are right here in Lubbock. They accept almost every type of scrap metal available, including old springs.
The amount they pay you will be based on the weight of the metal and the type of metal it is. Springs aren’t considered complicated to recycle so your price per weight will be higher than a gas canister for example.
Jarvis Metals Recycling Inc.
PO Box 1943
7825 Olive Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79408
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foam Recycling In Lubbock – Home For Foam
Home For Foam was launched by Texas Tech University after the 2021 pandemic restrictions. During that time, the university changed their mattresses, cups, packing materials, and trays.
These waste products were not accepted by the local government, which meant the university was seeing large quantities of recyclable materials going to landfills. To stop this tragedy, Home For Foam was created.
There are a couple of facilities dotted around the area to help students and the public recycle their foam with ease. To find your nearest location, click here.
The foam is turned into picture frames, molding for homes, and even rulers.
You can even add the recycling equipment to your offices or large sites using their “Get Started” program.
We hope this article gave you some good ideas on how to get rid of your mattress in a way that works with your budget and the condition of your mattress. We always recommend recycling or donating your mattress whenever possible to help keep it out of our landfills.