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How To Get Rid of A Mattress in Tucson (5 Local Options)
Overview: Mattress Disposal In Tucson
Tucson has a variety of options for getting rid of mattresses and oversized furniture. While the city does not have a dedicated mattress recycling facility they do have a variety of options at your disposal, some of which are more eco-friendly than taking them to the landfill. From drop-ff and donation options to mattress pick up and removal services, we have listed all of the easiest and convenient ways to get fid of a mattress and all related accessories throughout Tucson, Oro Valley and the surrounding area.
With the rise in online mattress purchases, there is also a rise in the need for customers to get rid of their old mattresses, as online companies do not generally pick up old mattresses from their customers. This has given rise to more and more local options for residents to get rid of hard to dispose of items like mattresses and furniture.
Option #1: A Bedder World Mattress Recycling (Tucson) – Curbside Pick Up Service
A Bedder World offers curbside mattress pick up services throughout Tucson and the surrounding areas. Simply book and pay for your pick up online, put your items outside and they will come by and grab them.
Bedder World started out as a small mattress recycling center in Colorado and expanded to Tucson a few years ago. They have helped thousands of Tucson residents properly dispose of their old mattresses and have recycled over 1 million mattresses nationwide to date.
Book your curbside mattress pick up here.
- Serving a 40 mile radius around Tucson
- Oro valley
- 20%-30% Less than major junk companies.
- Over 1 million mattresses recycled.
Items they pick up:
- Box Springs
- Bed Frames
Option #2: Drop off at Habitat For Humanity Tucson
Note: call first (must be less than 5 years old and in good condition)
Habitat for Humanity in Tucson is very involved in the local community and is a great place to bring furniture that has a chance for a second life. Habitat for Humanity wants to make it clear that they ONLY accept mattresses that meet these specific criteria points:
- Less than 5 years old
- Still has manufacturers tag attached to the mattress.
- No stains, tears or rips. Ul
Rate – Free
Drop off your donations at our store located at
935 W Grant Rd. Tucson, Arizona
Tuesday through Saturday 9 am to 4 p
Questions? Call the Donation Hotline to schedule your donation:
WE GRATEFULLY ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS:
Furniture – Chairs, couches, desks, tables, shelves, etc. Please no rips, tears, stains, broken parts. Mattress donations must be 5 years old or newer with the original manufacturing tags attached, with no rips or stains.
Option #3: Mattress Disposal at Los Reales Landfill (Drop off)
If you have a mode of transportation and your mattress is not in usable condition you can bring it to the Los Reales Landfill. The landfill accepts 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 fisrt but understand that is not always an option.
Los Reales Landfill
5300 E. Los Reales Road
(South of Los Reales Rd. at Craycroft Rd., Turn south on Craycroft off I-10)
Monday-Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Residential/Self-Hauler Rates and Information:
Covered load less than 2002 pounds – $15
Any covered load more than 2000 pounds $32 per ton. A minimum deposit of $60 will be required for Cash Commercial customers and Residential customers with loads that appear to be over 2,000 pounds. The determination is based upon the scale attendant and the deposit amount may be higher based on weight.
Uncovered loads will be charged an additional $5
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 Tucson 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.