How to Dispose of a Bed Efficiently

  • Kevin Bridgford
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  • November 2, 2016
  • how-to-dispose-of-a-bed-efficientlyThere are instances when you have no other choice but to throw out a mattress. It might have been used for a long time or it is no longer functional. At this point, your next option would have to replace it with a new one. Buying a new bed would definitely cost you a lot, but this is the only feasible choice at this point. The next question is, how do you dispose the old bed?

    You just can’t throw it out on a dumpster. It is too big. You also don’t want to just hand it out to anyone. There are ways for you to dispose the bed efficiently.

    Break down the parts

    You have to realize that the bed parts can actually be sold and recycled. Just because the mattress itself is unusable does not mean the rest is useless. You just have to cut down the parts and sell them. The spring for instance would sell at least $35. The frame would also be around $50 or more depending on the condition. In short, you can still make money out of the item that you were about to throw away.

    Rental is another option

    If you don’t want to throw it out and you don’t want to sell it as well, then perhaps you can have it rented. You can just have someone else use it in the meantime while you are still thinking of the best possible way to use it. There are people who are willing to use the frame temporarily. The price is much lower but at least you can still use the mattress part for the future.

    Gradually throw the parts

    After selling or renting out the parts that are still useful, then perhaps it is time to throw the parts that can no longer be used. You can remove the cover of the mattress first and throw away the body. You can also throw out other parts that are too weak or fragile to still be used. You have to make sure though that they are no longer useful before deciding to throw them away. They should also be too small to fit in the garbage truck or else you will be charged extra for their service. The parts that have been infested by bed bugs or other insects should be disposed first. They are infectious and it is unhealthy to still have them in your house.

    Legal issues

    Before throwing away the mattress, you have to first understand the legalities surrounding it. If you are just a tenant, then obviously you have to ask permission from the landlord before disposing furniture. If you own the place, you can have the mattress thrown. However, you just can’t leave the big item outside your house. You should also see to it that if there are health hazards, the item thrown away is immediately collected. Otherwise, you will get complaints from the neighbors.

    Once you are done, you can now buy a new mattress. You might also want to check out these chainsaw ratings if you decide to cut the wooden parts of the bed into smaller pieces.