Recycling/Donating Mattresses & Futons
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It seems a shame to throw out our perfectly good and clean queen size mattress
and frame. Its only a few years old, was good quality, firm and quite expensive.
Plus we've always used a mattress cover. I understand the recent concerns with
bed bugs but we've never had any problems with bugs and most people don't. Any
suggestions on how we can donate, recycle mattresses?
List it on craiglist as free. Someone will take it. I have given and
received mattresses this way.
I highly recommend Freecycle (I belong to the Oakland group) for this
kind of thing. We had to replace a perfectly good king-sized mattress
a year or two ago, and it was snapped up immediately. Please don't
toss it if it's clean and in good shape!
We have sold several on Craigslist -- people came and looked/smelled and
took them with them...
Recycling a memory foam mattress topper
We have an old queen memory foam mattress topper and would
like to recycle it. Any suggestions? Thanks anon
I think Famous Foam Factory on San Pablo would recycle it
for a few dollars. I got my couch cushions' foam replaced
and they recycled my old foam, but did charge a small fee.
http://www.famousfoam.com/ yay recycling
Put it on free cycle; someone will take:
http://www.freecycle.org/. Good luck. Rebecca
Donating a futon mattress without the frame
I have an used Futon Mattress without frame. I contacted
Goodwill, Salvation Army and Urban Ore, but none of them takes
Any recommendations on where I can donate or recyle?
Post it on Craig's list. I had an old futon mattress to donate
and a women's shelter in SF took it. I don't remember the name of
the place, though, but I posted an ad on Craig's list that they
Post it in the 'Free' section of Craigslist:
https://post.craigslist.org/sfo/S/zip. You won't get a tax
deduction, but obviously the futon (and thus the deduction) isn't
worth very much or these charities wouldn't be turning it down.
Post it for free on the Parent's Network. I put one on and said
it would serve as a play surface and within 3 days got 2 takers!
Disposing of an old crib mattress
I have an old crib mattress that I need to dispose of. Its not
good enough to donate. but I hate to dump it. Isn't there a place
that takes apart used mattresses and recycles what they can? Does
anyone have that info? Thanks.
St. Vincent de Paul's sells refurbished mattresses (in adult
sizes) that I assume they recycle from donated old ones.
Try them. There's one in Berkeley and one in Oakland, both on San
Try calling the Waste Management site at the Davis Street
landfill in San Leandro.They have a program to recycle
Check the Alameda County recycling info site:
http://stopwaste.org/fsrecycle.html (select "special materials"
in the menu)
They list several places that will accept mattresses for
recycling (for a small fee).
Who takes mattress donations?
Does anyone know of an organization who takes mattress donations,
preferably one that will come pick them up?
Salvation Army will come to your house and pick up your
I believe that state law requires that used mattresses be sanitized before
they're resold, so it is prohibitively expensive for most organizations to
However, I have a vague memory of having driven an old mattress down to St.
Vincent de Paul's recycling center in Oakland, near the Coliseum BART
station, and having this explained to me. I believe that I had called around
and they were the only ones to take it. You might give them a call.
I have in the past donated matresses to the Richmond Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter.
I believe that they can pick the matresses up.
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