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Old 17th May 2011, 16:08   #1
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Best way to dispose of mattress?

Hi kids,

I'm getting a new mattress as my current one is getting a bit old now and I'm wondering what's the best way to dispose of it.

I've checked my local authority and they'll do it for 40 which is a ridiculous amount for one thing! I would take it to the dump myself but I doubt it'll fir in my car!

Has anyone used another company to get rid of theirs?

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Old 17th May 2011, 16:09   #2
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kill it with fire. in other words go to a dump site and burn it.

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Old 17th May 2011, 16:09   #3
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Dump it of at the nearest gypo site.
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:10   #4
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get a mate with a car??
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:12   #5
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damn, 40 for the council to get rid of a matress that is going to end up in some landfill sight anyway, seems disgusting.
i would suggest website as such:
1.http://www.freecycle.org
2.http://www.reuseitnetwork.org
3.http://www.craigslist.com
find city, post...
Good Luck.
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:15   #6
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Give it to some kids.
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:17   #7
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Depending on the size of the mattress and if it's really dead (as opposed to you possibly being able to give it away), you can usually fold them over/roll them up enough to get them into the back of a car/onto the roof rack safely - depending on the mattress you'll probably want either rope (if you can fold it enough and hold it whilst tying the rope), or ratchet straps (which will compress it, and hold it).


CrixxzeH, I'm guessing it's a standard charge for two men, and a suitable van - our council has a similar charge and will take up to 5 items on the back of a large van (I think the exact number of items varies depending on type/size).
Which given that they'll take a couple of washing machines or similar away for that price isn't bad, as the likes of Comet will usually charge about 10-20 to do the same when they deliver your new one (so they aren't even having to send the van out specially).

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Old 17th May 2011, 16:17   #8
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:22   #9
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Do you know someone with a van or estate car? Personally to save all that hassle I would use the council.

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Old 17th May 2011, 16:23   #10
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Bury it under the patio.
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:24   #11
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Do you know someone with a van or estate car? Personally to save all that hassle I would use the council.
Not a bad idea, but I think the OP should sleep on it.
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:27   #12
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Not a bad idea, but I think the OP should sleep on it.
With some of the mattresses around it will take two people to get it out of the house yet alone onto a vehicle. Your right.

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Old 17th May 2011, 16:28   #13
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Just leave it somewhere, people have jobs to collect rubbish like that
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:29   #14
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Can't you fold it in half and transport it to the tip?
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:29   #15
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Leave it in the garden and every now and again walk on it and pretend you are walking on the moon.


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Old 17th May 2011, 16:33   #16
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Just put it on the car roof no? Don't need roof racks, get a couple of canvas straps and tie it through the doors. Can't imagine it will shift anywhere if you do it up tight.
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:50   #17
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fire it into space

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Old 17th May 2011, 16:51   #18
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Leave it in the garden and every now and again walk on it and pretend you are walking on the moon.

This is a great suggestion! I've just told the GF this is what's happening when we buy a new mattress
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:57   #19
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If you want someone to get rid of it leagally it will cost you. Your options are to take it to the tip yourself or pay another person who can lagally transport the waste and tip it.

I cant see anyone wanting a second hand mattress.

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Leave it in the garden and every now and again walk on it and pretend you are walking on the moon.
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Old 17th May 2011, 17:32   #21
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Just bend the mattress or failing that saw it in half so it will fit in your car
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Old 17th May 2011, 17:41   #22
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Drag it to the nearest back lane, slice it open and pee in it.

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Old 17th May 2011, 17:43   #23
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I have just purchased a new mattress, it's a double and it fit in my Focus with the back seats down.

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Old 17th May 2011, 17:43   #24
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what car? tie it on the roof and drop it off local refuse place, just got rid of one 2 weeks ago. Tied it to the top of a small van and chucked it in their large metal 'general waste' bin.
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Old 17th May 2011, 17:52   #25
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pay your local council 15 quid (approx) and let them take it away if u cant be arsed.

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Old 17th May 2011, 17:54   #26
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Old 17th May 2011, 17:57   #27
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pay your local council 15 quid (approx) and let them take it away if u cant be arsed.
Or read the OP and see they will charge him 40?
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Old 17th May 2011, 18:00   #28
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are you having your new one delivered?
as I aways thought that if you are replacing like for like the company your buying from have a duty to dispose of it for you

thats what i thought i am sure i will be proven wrong

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Old 17th May 2011, 18:03   #29
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CrixxzeH, I'm guessing it's a standard charge for two men, and a suitable van - our council has a similar charge and will take up to 5 items on the back of a large van (I think the exact number of items varies depending on type/size).
Which given that they'll take a couple of washing machines or similar away for that price isn't bad, as the likes of Comet will usually charge about 10-20 to do the same when they deliver your new one (so they aren't even having to send the van out specially).
Seems to be the norm these days, more and more councils are charging pickup. Thankfully the Cardiff area still collect a number of times for free each year, but I'm sure that will change sooner rather than later.

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Old 17th May 2011, 18:07   #30
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My parents recently bought a new mattress. The old one was really worn, complete with coffee stains and my dad put it on freecycle. It was collected 2 days later by a couple who had kitted out their whole bedroom with stuff from freecycle. You'd be amazed what you can give away!

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