If you live in Vancouver and you have a mattress which you want to donate, even if it is in a good condition, you will have a hard time finding someone to take it. This article will help you examine the options you have for getting rid of such items.
Donating a mattress in Vancouver
There’s still some charities that might be able to accept your old mattress but you will have to call around and find out which charities will be able to do so.
You can also try to donate it on Craigslist. However, you will be running into the same problem. Take some pictures to show the the mattress to the people that are interested in, and this will increase the chances of finding interested people.
Mattress disposal with junk removal company
The easiest way to get rid of a mattress is to call a junk removal company that is operational in Vancouver. The cost for disposing a mattress or a box spring is $90. Each additional mattress adds $40 to the total charge.
Keep in mind that some junk removal companies will not take mattresses that are infested with bed bugs. If your mattress has bed bugs do not lie to the company because they will simply refuse to service you, if they show up at your place only to find out that you have misrepresented the status your mattress. You will waste your time and their time.
Taking it to the dump yourself
If you have the right transportation, you can always do the mattress removal yourself by taking it to the city landfill. However, if you don’t have the transportation, you will have to rent a truck or van. At this point you have to decide if it’s worth your time, since the savings on the money is not that great.
You might as well just hire a junk removal company to do it for you. When you’re considering the disposal fees and the truck rental, you’re probably saving around $20. Considering that it will take you at least 2 hours to finish the project, you have to decide if this $20 is worth your time. Some people prefer to do this because of the adventure, and if this is you, then you should do it.
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