Mattress Removal & Collection London
A mattress provides the optimal support and comfort needed for a good night's sleep. However, as they age, their functionality deteriorates. You can solve this by getting a new mattress but what to do with your old one is an important consideration. Depending on its size (king-sized or not) it will take up quite some space in your bedroom; furthermore, most mattresses are made out of materials that make them hard to repurpose around the house - meaning you're left wondering what to do about your old bedding.
It's not something many people think too hard about until they're faced with it - an out-of-date bedding set! The first instinct for most people will be disposal, or maybe donating: both options have their own advantages. Donating the mattress is a great option especially if there's someone who needs some new mattresses more than yourself. Selling the mattress may not be the most viable option since not many people are in the market to buy a used mattress. Therefore, the most favourable way to get rid of your old and unwanted mattress is disposal. But what is the right way to do it?
LITTA Professional Mattress Removal & Collection
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!
Why Is Old Mattress Disposal Such a Challenge in London?
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?
How Do You Dispose of Mattresses?
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:
- Sell it
- Recycle it
- Council collection
- Donate it to a worthy charity
- Return to your mattress retailer
- Use a company such as LITTA that provides a mattress disposal service
Sell Your Mattress
You could sell your mattress if it's still in useable condition. Second-hand retail sites such as eBay or Gumtree provide a viable means of disposing of such a mattress in London. However, you may only get a token sum since nobody will pay good money for a used mattress regardless of its state.
The materials that make up your mattress can outlive their intended purpose. That is why it may be a great idea to take your old mattress to a recycling service centre in London. They'll be delighted to take it off your hands and repurpose it into something more useful. The foam filler can become flooring underlay, for example.
Most councils, but not all have recycling centres that can accommodate your mattress. You can't simply walk it over to recycling centres; instead, make a call and find out if they are willing or have the capacity to recycle your mattress. The information is also availed online- simply visit your local council website to find out the location of your nearest recycling centre and what materials they accept. Additionally, many councils now require that residents book an online appointment for seamless service delivery.
Local Council Collection
If you lack the means to deliver your old mattress to your local council tip, you can alternatively make arrangements for bulky waste collection. The council will make arrangements to come to collect your waste at a subsidized fee. Residents should beware that due to logistics, the council may take longer to collect your old mattress.
Donate Your Used Mattress to Charity
What if your mattress is not too old, but you can't sell it for some reason? Well, that's not the end of the road. There is an individual that could use what you wish to discard. So, please consider donating it to any of the local charities, to get it to someone that could benefit. Charities such as British Heart Foundation, The Red Cross or The Salvation Army y are always looking for good-condition mattress donations.
Return to your mattress retailer
A mattress dealer can form a partnership with a furniture recycling group, allowing them to take in your old mattress as you purchase a new one. They do this for free or at a charge. You can bring it with you to the shop, or have them collect your old mattress on the delivery date of the new one.
Use a Mattress Disposal Service Such as LITTA
Let's face it. Most old mattresses are beyond resale or donation. But, that doesn't mean you should give up and let them accrue dust and mould on your property. Instead, put your trust in a London rubbish removal company that will remove and recycle your mattress at an affordable fee. With LITTA, buying mattresses and getting rid of the old ones doesn't have to be a stressful experience.
When Should I Think Of Getting a New Mattress?
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;
Lower Sleep Quality
You spend about a third of your life sleeping. So, shouldn't you be making the most out of it? A new mattress and ergonomic bed frame can help you get better sleep and may even reduce chronic pain during waking hours. This is because they tend to promote more consistent alignment that lets your muscles relax into their natural position rather than being pulled in opposite directions as with old mattresses.
Mattress Related Allergies
You may not think about it, but your bed is one of the dirtiest places in the house. The steady accumulation of bacteria and fungus from sweat, body products, dirt and dust can make you sick with something like a cough or an itch. The solution? Cleaning out that old mattress once every few years will help avert such eventualities. But if you neglected cleaning your bed for over 4 years, cleaning up now would be too late, and you should instead start shopping around for a new one.
Metal springs, memory foam, carpet underlay and other components wear out with time. This could lead to unhealthy sleeping positions and chronic back pain. It may also be wise to opt for a more therapeutic mattress or a new bed if you suffer from these issues every night.
How Much Does It Cost To Take Away a Mattress?
The average cost of old mattress disposals depends on the councils' charge in your Borough. Greenwich councils charge is as low as £10. But the local tip can be as high as £50 in Hounslow. So, it comes to an average cost of £28. At the same time, it may be wise to note that this doesn't include the cost of removal.
Most local council workers won't set foot in your house to haul away your old mattress. So, you would need to do it yourself. The mattress stays on the front porch or outside your front door for 7 to 42 days until the council can send someone to pick it up- this can be quite the eyesore.
Why use the LITTA Clearance Service?
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.
- We have over 200 drivers ready at a moment's notice
- We offer on-demand services that meet your needs at cost and convenience
- We dispose of all household waste ethically and responsibly
- We recycle 93% of all the material we collect
- We also help with removal services (not just the disposal part)
Where Can I Get Rid of My Old Mattresses near Me?
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.