How to Get Rid of a Mattress in Jacksonville, FL (5 Local Options)
Wondering how to get rid of an old mattress in Jacksonville, FL? In this post we will cover 5 local options you can utilize in order to get rid of a mattress in the Jacksonville, Florida area. From drop off locations to curbside pick up services.
Like tires, couches, refrigerators, and other large household items, mattresses can be a hard thing to get rid of. We have researched and found different ways that you can get rid of a mattress in the Jacksonville area and we have compiled a list below.
Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Removal– Curbside Mattress Pick Up Service
A Bedder World offers a mattress pickup and recycle/disposal services. You can easily book online and pay with a credit card. They recycle, donate, repurpose, or responsibly dispose of every mattress they pick up. To date they have recycled over 1 million mattresses and have saved over 26,000,000 cubic feet of space in the nation’s landfills.
Serving the entire Jacksonville area: the Beaches, Arlington, Mandarin, Jacksonville Heights, Crystal Springs, and many more…They also service other major cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay
– Easy curbside removal services as well as Bulk quantity commercial services
– 20%-30% Less than major junk companies.
– Over 1,000,000 mattresses recycled.
Option #2: Donate Your Mattress Locally
If you can find a charity who will take your mattress, this is a great way to get rid of it, and help someone in need at the same time. Your church or local outreach center will often times know of someone who can use it. Offering it to a family member or friend is also a great way to give it away. Goodwill and other charities have strict regulations on what types of mattresses they will take and generally they must be in great condition and cleaned and bagged before dropping off.
Unfortunately, due to sanitary concerns and the prevalence of bed bugs, most donation centers are no longer accepting mattresses. In our research, we found that Habitat for Humanity and the City Rescue Mission in Jacksonville used to accept mattresses, but are no longer accepting them.
Option #3: Take it to a Local Landfill
There are quite a few landfills/transfer stations in and around the Jacksonville, FL area. If you have a truck, and a
strong back, you can take it to one of these facilities. There is a fee for mattresses and sometimes there is a gate
fee. Be sure to call ahead because many landfills are no longer accepting mattresses. The two listed below are
Option #4: Post it on Jacksonville’s Craigslist Page or on FaceBook Marketplace
There is quite a market for gently used mattresses. If your mattress is in good condition without bed bugs, stains,
or tears, you might be able to sell your mattress! Finding someone who can use your mattress is the highest and
best form of recycling. Be sure to take a nice picture and be sure to state in your ad that it does not have any
stains or bedbugs. This is not a strategy for old worn-out or soiled mattresses. Good Luck!
Option #5: Do it Yourself Mattress Recycling Project
DIY -This can be a fun thing to do! With a carpet knife, you can tear apart your old mattress by yourself. We have
a great step-by-step “How To Guide” on our blog post that you can follow. People have been very creative and
have used the materials (like the foam) to make such things as dog beds and pillows. You can usually take the steel
to your local recycling facility.
We hope this list of options helps you to find a way to get rid of your old mattress. Good luck and if you have any
questions, we are always happy to offer advice on any of the suggestions above. Give us a call, shoot us a text, or