Four Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Mattress Recycling Company

At some point, you may need to get rid of a mattress from your residential or commercial establishment. Perhaps it is no longer usable, and you need to replace it. Or you have purchased a new and more comfortable mattress, and, due to space limitations, must dispose of the older one. In any case, the most convenient way of getting rid of unwanted mattresses is by hiring a mattress disposal company.

Austin’s regular trash collection services do take mattresses, but usually only on specific free pickup days. And you will have to bring the mattress from your place to the curb for the pickup. If you are on an upper floor in a multilevel building complex, it might be a real bother to haul a heavy, bulky mattress down. Maneuvering it on your own will be hard enough, but if you have a bad back, you might just be asking for trouble.

It will be far more advisable to hire a mattress recycling Austin company to handle the disposal for you.

Here are four factors to consider before hiring a mattress recycling company:

1. Can they provide disposal services in your locality?

Ideally, you want a mattress recycling company that already provides disposal services in your locality. That way, they don’t have to make a long trip to pick up your mattress and won’t charge you an extra fee. You can search online for a company nearby, or, better still, you can ask your family, friends, or neighbors to recommend a reputable one.

2. Will they do an on-site pickup?

The mattress recycling company should be willing to come over to your property and haul away the mattress you want to remove. Depending on how many you want them to dispose of, most companies will send two or more experienced removers, and they will take the mattresses without causing any damage to your place.

Keep in mind, though, that you will need to be on the property when the company men arrive for the pickup, and they should be able to reach the mattress without having to rearrange your interior. If they have to move a lot of things about to get to it, they may very well factor in the time spent on this shifting and hike up their fee.

3. What do they charge for their services?

After you call a mattress recycling company, they may give you a quote for their services, or they may send someone over to look at the items you want them to take away before giving you their rates. Generally, most companies charge a reasonable fee for the work they undertake but will require you to pay upfront before they take the mattress away. If you want them to take away any additional items from your property that you did not agree agreed upon previously, you will have to contact the company first and pay them an extra charge for those.

4. Will they dispose of the mattresses in an environmentally responsible manner?

Millions of unwanted mattresses end up in landfills every year in the United States. They degrade with constant exposure to the elements and pollute the surrounding environment. This pollution then starts to take a toll on the health of everyone in the vicinity. Rather than exacerbating that, it is best to find alternative ways of disposing of your mattresses. You can give away, sell, or donate your mattress so that someone in need can make good use of it. If that isn’t possible, you can send it for recycling.

An environmentally responsible mattress recycling company will deliver them to a donation center, if they are reusable, or to a recycling facility where it may be possible to use their components to make new products.

It is important to note that most mattress recycling Austin companies can only send mattresses that are in a relatively good condition for donation or recycling. If you have one that it is not possible to repair or which has mildew or a bug infestation, there will be no other option than to get rid of it. However, rest assured, the mattress recycling company is sure to find an eco-friendly way of disposing of it.

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