Once a mattress has reached the end of its life, knowing how to dispose of it before you get a new one can be a challenge. Often, they are too big to fit into a car, and they can’t be placed into a skip, so what can you do to safely dispose if it? Before you do anything else, have a think about whether it has a little more life left in it first, by following our guide to mattress disposal.


Here are some tips for easy mattress disposal:

  •    Donate your mattress;

  •    Sell it to a retailer or on a shopping platform;

  •    Take it to the local tip;

  •    Choose to Van It with Skoup.


Before throwing away your old mattress, it’s always worth checking if it can be reusedIf it is still in a good condition, you could donate your mattress to charities or animal shelters. Some retailers might even recycle the old mattress for you if you purchase a new one from them.  


If you own a car, the cheapest option would be to take your old mattress to the local tipHowever, if you do not own a memory foam mattress, this cannot be rolled up and it might not fit in your car. Often local tips might not be close to where you live – so the whole process might be more time consuming than it should be. 


Mattresses are not accepted or recycled at some local recycling centres/tips and are instead offered on a separate (and sometimes charged for) bulky waste collection service offered by the council. Before loading your car, it is worth checking with your local council.


The fastest and most convenient way to get rid of your manky mattress* is to Van It withSkoup. If you have just a mattress or you would like to get rid of any other junk, our team can remove everything for you in an efficient and cost-effective manner. If you book your service until 12 noon, you can also benefit from our same day collection services. 


Choose the best mattress disposal option for you, however, ensure your old mattress is disposed of responsibly.


*Please be aware that we are unable to collect heavily soiled mattresses. Any mattresses largen than a standard double cannot be carried up or down the stairs, hence this it must fit into an operating lift. 

Why Van It with Skoup?

  • We'll give you a good price – and stick to it
  • We'll only take away what you ask us to take away
  • We’ll turn up when we say we’ll turn up
  • We’re part of Biffa, one of the UK’s best known and most trusted brands
  • We don't charge extra for evenings and weekends
  • We'll collect from inside or outside your home

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