So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and get yourself a brand new mattress set. There’s a problem though. To bring in the new mattress, you have to throw out the old one. This is a big dilemma that many people face. They have absolutely no clue on how to get rid of the unwanted bed set. That’s why it’s no surprise when mattresses end up in the strangest of places like in the bottom of lakes, by the side of the road, in the classified ads of the newspaper and well, you get the drift and the picture isn’t really pretty.

No… not the guest room!

Sometimes old beds get retired to the “guest room”. I guess that works if you don’t want your mother-in-law staying in your house. Sooner or later it’s just got to go.

No… don’t give it to the kids!

More often than not, mattresses are handed down like family heirlooms. It estimated that nearly 70% of old beds stay in circulation. Remember a golden rule, that if the bed is no longer good enough for you, it’s not good enough for anybody else you love either. You aren’t being wasteful by throwing out an old mattress. In fact, you are doing yourselves and others a favor.

How do you responsibly get rid of your old mattress?

We’ve all seen the old mattress by the side of the road or next to the dumpster. You can make the right choice and recycle your old mattress rather than see it hauled off to the landfill. Many retailers today offer recycling of your old mattress and box spring. Find a responsible retail store that can pick up your old mattress and recycle it. It will save you time and money because they can deliver your new mattress and haul away your old one all in one trip. Usually the service comes at a nominal fee but it’s worth it as you save time and hassle of dealing with disposing of your old mattress, which can be a real pain. So be green and keep the mattress out of the local landfill. Don’t be embarrassed by the condition of your old bed. Just do the right thing. Problem solved. In with the new mattress and out with the old! You feel better and sleep better too, knowing you saved our landfill from another old mattress.