Like many large municipalities, Surrey has a mattress disposal system in place to make sure residents can easily and responsibly dispose of their mattresses.
There are several ways you can move your mattress on to the next stage of its life, in addition to the service provided by the city. Here are some options for what you can do with the mattress you no longer need.
Three Options You Can Do With Used Mattress
1. Donate It
If the mattress is clean and has life left in it, a great option is to donate it. There are several organizations that will help arrange a pick-up so that all you have to do is get it ready for loading. Donating the mattress helps keep it out of the landfill and gives those in a need a break.
2. Sell or Give it Away
Your mattress might still be worth something, depending on its age and condition. You can try a secondary marketplace online to see if there are any takers.
There are also “free sections” where you can list it if you just want to get rid of it and don’t care about getting any money for it. The good thing about this option is that you can arrange with the “buyer” to pick it up so the heavy lifting is done for you.
3. Arrange with the City
The City of Surrey has a service to help people responsibly dispose of large household items, including mattresses. This service is in place to help ensure that people can responsibly dispose of their things.
Here are the instructions if you have a mattress to dispose of:
- Review our list of accepted items to ensure your item qualifies. See the full list of accepted items.
- Schedule an appointment online or call 604-590-7289. Provide details or photos of your item to help speed up the process.
- The contractor will contact you to provide a date and time for pickup.
- On the day of your appointment (or the evening before), place the large items at the curb or in your back lane.
- Ensure all items are at your collection location by 7:30 am.
It is important to follow the steps carefully to make it easier for everyone. There is a detailed list of items that are and are not accepted listed on the website if there are any questions.
The one thing you shouldn’t do with your mattress is dumped it in the alley or leave it for someone else to deal with! Not only is it an eyesore and a breeding ground for mould and mildew, but it also costs the city extra money and it upsets everyone around.
It’s great to take advantage of the services provided by Surrey and dispose of a mattress responsibly. If you are looking for a new mattress or cabinet bed store in Surrey, please contact us.