How to Get Rid of a Mattress in Wichita, KS (5 Local Options)
If you live in the Wichita area and need to get rid of an old mattress you may have found they are hard items to get rid of.
Many landfills and donation centers no longer accept mattresses and the laws are only getting more and more strict as mattresses do not break down properly and raise sanitary concerns.
Luckily, we have included 5 local options that residents of Wichita can use to get rid of old mattresses. From a curbside mattress recycling service to donation and drop off options there is an options for every budget and every mattress condition.
5 Ways to Dispose of a Mattress in Wichita
Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Recycling – Curbside Pickup
A Bedder World is a Kansas statewide mattress pick up and recycling service, offering curbside mattress removal for all Wichita 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 Wichita area (Plus Newton, Derby, Hutchinson, Topeka and Kansas City)
- 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 To Family Promise of Wichita
If your mattress is in good condition you may want to think about donating it to a good cause where someone who needs it can use it. Family promise is a great organization to donate furniture to and is actually one of the only donation centers in Wichita that accepts mattresses.
Family promise helps families overcome homelessness and helps them get back on their feet and into a home and a safe living situation. The donations you give here will go to families setting up their new home. They do accept mattresses, box springs and bed frame that are in good condition and that don’t have any rips, tears, stains, etc…
To schedule a furniture donation pickup for a family, please call! 316-977-7026.
Option #3: Drop off at the Brooks Landfill
We always recommend donating or recycling your mattress before taking it to the landfill. Mattresses do not compress down in the landfill and take up a lot of unnecessary space. But if you don’t have any other options in Wichita for mattress disposal you can take your items to the Brooks Landfill. The minimum charge here is $20/load and they charge $10/mattress.
4100 N West St
Wichita, KS 67205
Brooks Landfill Summer Hours
(March 1 – October 31)
7:30am – 5pm (M-F)
8:00am – 2:00pm (Sa)
Brooks Landfill Winter Hours
(November 1 – February 28/29)
7:30am – 4:30pm (M-F)
8:00am – NOON (Sa)
Option #4: Sell or Giveaway on Wichita’s Craigslist or Facebook
If your mattress is in decent shape without any stains you will likely have great luck giving it away or selling it on an online marketplace like craigslist or facebook. There are a lot of people out there looking to get a deal on a used mattress rather than spending hundreds or thousands on a new one.
Make sure you take nice photos and ensure potential buyers of its cleanliness and that it is bed bug free. Also, always be smart and safe when meeting someone online and meet in a public location or have another person there at the time of sale. Happy Selling!
Option #5: DIY Mattress Recycling
If you are up for a little project you can always recycle your mattress yourself. We have a whole guide on that here.
Essentially you want to tear off the cover and separate the metal and foam inside (both can be recycled locally).
You will want to take the metal to a local scrap metal yard like: ABC Recycling. Here they will weigh it out and likely pay you some cash for it. It will then get melted down and recycled.
You can take the foam to a carpet manufacturer (where they will use it to make carpet padding) or other local business that utilizes foam for products like dog beds, bean bag chairs, etc… Look on craigslist and call around to different businesses to find one that will accept it.
We hope this article helped you find a mattress disposal option that is right for you. There are a lot of service available in Wichita if you know where to look.