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How To Get Rid of A Mattress in Phoenix (5 Local Options)


Overview: Mattress Disposal In Phoenix

Although phoenix and the entire state of Arizona is on the forefront of many eco-friendly initiatives and practices, it is still very difficult to find a place to get rid of your old mattress. Phoenix does not have a widespread active recycling program and the majority of their donation centers do not accept mattresses of any kind. While it can be tough to get rid of a mattress, we have put together a list of the options that you have when it comes to mattress disposal Phoenix and the surrounding areas. 

Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Recycling (Phoenix) – Curbside Pick Up Service

A Bedder World has been picking up and recycling mattresses throughout Phoenix for over 5 years now. You can easily book and pay for a curbside pick up online, then simply put your items outside and they will come by and grab them.

Bedder World started in Colorado over 12 years ago as small mattress recycling warehouse and has since expanded. They have now recycled over 1 million mattresses and saved over 26 million sq ft of landfill space.

Items we pick up:

  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs
  • Bed Frames
  • Toppers
  • Futons

Option #2: DROP OFF At one of the many Maricopa County Transfer Stations

Rate – $8/mattress item – (Must be a Maricopa County Resident)

see all of the transfer station drop off locations here

Maricopa county has a variety of transfer stations throughout the county that allow residents to drop off trash, recycling and bulky items for a small fee. All of these locations have differing hours and days of operation so it is important to check the link above before going to any. 

Option #3: City of Phoenix Public Works – Drop off

If you have a mode of transportation and your mattress is not in usable condition you can bring it to one of the City of Phoenix Public Works transfer stations.. The transfer stations mattresses for a standard fee based on the weight of your load. This is also a great option if. you have other trash that needs to be taken to the landfill as well. We always recommend disposing of mattress by donating or recycling first but understand that is not always an option. 


North Gateway Transfer Station      

30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix, AZ 85085
1/2 mile northeast of the Dixileta Dr. exit (exit 220)

27th Avenue Transfer Station

3060 S. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009
South of Lower Buckeye Rd. on 27th Ave.


Monday through Friday
5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday – 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed on Sunday

Option #4: Giveaway or Sell on Craigslist


If your mattress is in decent condition, it is very probable that someone may want to use it. Believe it or not there are actually a lot of people who benefit greatly from saving a buck and purchasing a used mattress. PRO TIP: Make sure to take nice pictures and highlight the fact that your mattress DOES NOT have any stains and DOES NOT have bed bugs. This will put potential buyers minds at ease and increase the chances that someone will take it off your hands for you.

Option #5: DIY Mattress Recycling Project

If you are a DIY and like taking on projects why not recycle your mattress yourself. This could be a great way to teach your kids about being resourceful or just a fun way to save some money and the environment. By recycling your mattress you can save on average 26sq.ft. of landfill space. We have a great step-by-step blog post on how to break down and recycle your own mattress. Along with another post on how to recycle your box spring yourself. To do this all you need is an exacto knife and some space (things may get messy). Simply cut around the edges of the mattress until you can take off the cover. Inside you will find foam and metal springs. Separate the foam and metal. You can actually bring the metal springs to the scrap yard and they will pay you for them. As for the foam you can shred it up and use it in dog beds, to fill pillows, or you can find a local carpet manufacturer who may pay you for the foam.

Overall, when it comes to getting rid of a mattress in the the Phoneix area, you do have quite a few options at your disposal. If you have any questions or need any help disposing of your old mattress feel free to contact us or leave a comment below and we would be happy to lend a hand in helping you find a resource to get rid of your mattress. Just please don’t dump it on the side of the road or leave it in someones dumpster. Ultimately, that becomes somebody else’s problem to dispose of and it will generally cost them money out of pocket to do so.