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No, you actually aren’t allowed to put an old mattress in a skip for disposal.
If you do, you’ll face a charge by the skip removal company when they come to collect it.
Yes you can.
If you have a vehicle large enough to transport your mattress to a recycling centre or charity shop, there’s no reason you wouldn’t be able to dispose of your old mattress for free by yourself.
However, if you don’t have a suitable vehicle then a mattress removal service is your best choice.
They can even make sure your mattress gets recycled rather than ending up in landfill if it’s in good enough condition.
For the most part, mattresses can be recycled and the materials reused. If you’re not sure if you can recycle your mattress then just contact us and we’ll be able to advise you.
Most charity shops that deal with homeware and furniture will take your old mattress off your hands. This will obviously depend on the state your mattress is in when you come to dispose of it.
You’ll also have to consider whether the charity has a collection service, or if you’ll be expected to deliver the mattress yourself.
Arrange for council collection
Many UK councils now offer a bulk item collection service so you could potentially arrange for the council to come and collect your old mattress.
Use a specialist mattress disposal service
Using a specialist mattress disposal service means you’ll be able to have it collected quickly and the disposal company will also arrange for it to be recycled if possible.
Fortunately, LITTA is here to help you through this dilemma. We offer same-day mattress collection services in London. Our mattress disposal methods are ethical and in line with UK legal frameworks. You'll also be delighted to know that we recycle 93% of all the unwanted furniture we collect including metal products, plastics, wood etc.
Our price is affordable, and our drivers come at a time of your convenience. So, book your mattress removal & collection via our online service platform. Then, leave the rest to us
Getting rid of an old mattress can be cumbersome for a number of reasons. You can't disassemble your unwanted mattress for storage in the artic as you would with your old beds. Foam mattresses can fold easily for convenient storage, but this is not the case for most traditional mattresses. If your next thought is to break the mattresses into smaller components and then burn them, the idea is ill-advised as it can lead to uncontainable flames and also release toxic chemical fumes. It is also not worth the trouble you could get into with your neighbours and local council authorities.
Household Waste Recycling Centres or tips offer free mattress recycling services to their residents. Recycling may seem like the most feasible way of dealing with the challenge, but this can be an equally challenging task if you don't have a large car to haul it to the nearest council tip. Additionally, the said recycling centre might be further than the mattress owner is willing to drive to get to. The challenge is even bigger for businesses, as council tips do not cater to commercial waste management- thus a hotel cannot take their old mattresses for recycling. In instances where the council is willing to make leeway for businesses, they'd have to pay for the service.
For some individuals, simply leaving the mattress on the curbside or dumping it in a rubbish skip is enough of a solution. However, these mattresses might end up in a landfill, which goes against the UK's efforts in trying to combat this environmental crisis. So, how do you get rid of your old mattress without worrying that you're contributing to landfill sites or degrading the environment in one way or another
That said, getting rid of an old mattress might sound like an uphill battle. The good news is that we have a few eco-friendly and legal ways to get the job done. So please consider the following methods when you do decide to dispose of a mattress in London:
It's funny how we develop an attachment to our quilts, pillows and other bedding accessories. You can get used to the way memory foam mattresses arch to all your curves. But, mattresses also come with a shelf life. The Sleep Council places that shelf life at 7 years, while the National Bed Federation recommends replacing old mattresses after 8 years.
You might be wondering, didn't my mattress come with a 10-year guarantee? Here are a few notes to guide your decision to purchase a new mattress;
Upgrading your mattresses is a positive step towards better health and wellness for both you and your loved ones. However, what to do with the old one is the million-pound question. Your mattress has probably served you well through the years, so it deserves responsible disposal. How? Contact us and book a pickup slot with LITTA, your trusted and licensed mattress collection team in London.
Do you need a mattress removal & disposal service in London? Contact us, and we'll do it at a competitive fee. LITTA rolls right to your doorstep on the same day, within a 4-hour time slot and picks up your used mattress and disposes of it for you.
We're here for you whether you have old single mattresses, single bed base and mattress or bulky items like double, king mattresses, double or king-size bed base, and mattress. Click on our online quotation form, and we'll handle the rest.
All our waste carriers are registered and licenced, so you need not worry about finding your mattress on the corner street after paying for its removal. We are not only passionate about making your house cleaner, but we're also happy making London and the planet a safer and cleaner place to live.