How to Dispose of Old Mattresses and Box Springs

Unlike some things in life, your mattresses aren’t built to last a lifetime; in fact, many mattress manufacturers recommend that you change them every 8 to 10 years. Whether you own a fancy memory foam or natural mattress, you’ll have to dispose of it at some point, which is why we’ve created this handy guide for you.

How do I know if I should discard my old mattress? 

Before we get into how best to dispose of your old mattress and/or box spring, you should double-check whether it’s ready to be thrown out. While manufacturers encourage you to replace your mattress every 8-10 years, this isn’t set in stone, and you should only throw out your mattress if it is showing its age. Symptoms of a mattress past its prime include:

Sagging: 

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