When it comes to disposing your old mattress, there are several options on ways to deal with it. We definitely wouldn’t recommend fly-tipping as this is unethical and illegal. So we here at Guide Me To Bed are going to discuss the alternative options that are available for you when it comes to disposing your old mattress.

Contact The Council

Depending on what area you are living in will have an influence on how much the council will charge you to come and take your mattress. In some cases this can be free but again it will be dependent on location, with most other areas you will be looking at £10+.

The Supplier of Your New Mattress/Bed

Most mattress/bed suppliers will tend to give you the opportunity for them to take away your old mattress/bed upon delivery of your new one. This is ideal as you can complete the transition with ease. This is definitely an ideal option, providing your mattress supplier offer such a service.

Contact A Local Van Driver

Van drivers should have the space in their vans to fit an old mattress, therefore they will be able to take your old mattress to the tip. This will of course cost a fee dependent on how much the van driver wishes to charge.

Purchase A Roof Rack

Roof racks are very useful in order to carry large objects on top of your car where they wouldn’t normally be able to fit inside the car. Therefore this can be used to ensure that your mattress can be carried to the tip yourself. Roof racks may be more expensive than the other suggested options, so if you already have a roof rack it will make life much easier.

Overall, there are a wide range of different ways to dispose of your old mattress. We would advise that you contact your local council in order to get a quote on how much it would cost or see if the supplier of your new mattress offer the service of taking away your old mattress.


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