A classic spring cleanout can expose some serious build-ups of junk in our homes. They also are a great opportunity to see if some of our home essentials like furniture or our beloved mattresses are in need of a bit of an upgrade. If you’ve been holding onto that ancient and stained mattress for years and years now, you might want to think about treating yourself to a new comfortable one and disposing of the old one. One thing that might be holding you back is the question of “how do I get rid of the old mattress?”
There’s a number of old mattress removal solutions that could work for you, but hiring a skip bin is definitely an easy option and gives you the chance to properly dispose of all that other junk you have laying around the house!
Choosing the best disposal method
The first thing to decide on is which disposal method will suit your needs. Depending on the condition of your mattress, some of these might be more suitable than others.
Make a donation
One of the great ways you can dispose of your old mattress is by donating it to a worthy non-profit organisation or charity group so you can be sure it’s being put to good use. This will have to be with a mattress that does not have any noticeable signs of wear or any stains on the material.
Return to the Manufacturer
This is another option that could be appropriate particularly if you’re wanting to buy a new mattress at the same time. Many retailers can return the mattress to the manufacturer and they can take on the responsibility of ensuring that it is recycled properly. Unfortunately, in this case, you’ll probably need to transport the mattress to the retailer yourself, which is not an option for many people.
Put it on Gumtree/Facebook Marketplace
This is probably more relevant for a newer mattress as it might be a bit harder to sell a heavily used mattress. This may be quite a lengthy and unsuccessful process though, which is why we always recommend a skip bin for old mattress removal.
Why hiring a skip for your old mattress is the best option
Although you might consider some of the other options, hiring a skip bin is by far the most suitable option you can choose to dispose of your old mattress. The majority of the time, you’ll be throwing out an old and used mattress, so those other disposal options aren’t always going to cut it. Kwik Skips also have a number of different sized skip bins, so you can choose the perfect one to match your mattress and other waste needs.
When you hire a skip through Kwik Skips, your skip bin will be dropped off, picked up and all of the waste will be appropriately disposed of or recycled where possible. All you need to worry about is putting the mattress and everything else you want into the bin! Old mattress removal has never been simpler thanks to our rubbish removal in Perth.
The added bonus about hiring a skip bin is that you’ll find yourself disposing of all sorts of junk and unwanted items in the house that have just been piling up over the years.
Getting the most out of your skip bin
If you’re planning on getting rid of a whole bunch of other junk, it’s best to carefully organise your skip so that you’re making the most of the space. Sometimes the mattress is a great skip topper, giving it a nice lid to cover all the other waste beneath it. However, if you’re disposing of a few different mattresses, this will be taking up a lot of space in your skip, so find the best way to stack them within the bin.
Please note that we do have an additional $20 per mattress fee. If you have any questions about what you can and cannot put in Kwik Skips bins or would like to discuss your waste disposal needs, feel free to give us a call on (08) 9528 2272 or make a booking online.