Hawkins Woodshop wants to help you help the world. So if you cannot get to a recycling or safe disposal center, it's not the end of the world because (lucky for us) we have options! There are so many ways to dispose of our old mattresses that don't include landfills or incinerators. In addition to recycling, here are some of your best bets:
Resell It:Make some money! There are countless marketplaces online where you can sell a used mattress. Forums like EBay, Craigslist, and even Facebook can be fantastic places for you to cash in on your old mattress. No waste involved!
Haul It:Hire someone! In most areas, you can hire a hauling company to take your old mattress away to a recycling center. It's easy on you, and the environment. If you're able, hauling it is a great way to take the stress out of removing the old mattress from your space. Look into reputable companies like 1800GotJunk.
Donate It:Help your neighbor out! As you know, mattresses can be expensive. So, your used mattress can be incredibly valuable to somebody in need. Check out secondhand stores like your local Furniture Bank or HouseHold Goods to make an incredible gift to someone in need. Before donating, be sure toclean your mattress, so it is free from dirt and dust.
Repurpose It:Do it yourself! Mattresses contain so many different materials that you can use to create a beautiful DIY project. For example, the extra padding and foam can be used to stuff throw pillows or even use the exterior fabric for cleaning rags!
There you have it! The ultimate guide on recycling your old mattress. You have the power to help change the world and make our planet a healthier and happier place. But just in case you're still not wholeheartedly convinced, we pulled together some of our favorite DIY projects from across the web to give you some dreamy inspiration!