The city of Vancouver has not been able to assist its residents, in disposing of old mattresses. So, what are you to do, if you old mattress needs to be hauled away? By the time you are done reading this article, you will have few options before you, that you can choose from. Each option is the best for a particular circumstance. This article will help you decide, what is the best way to get rid of an old mattress.
Mattress removal services for Vancouver
Junk removal companies operating in Kitsilano area, are able to pick up large items, such as a mattress, or a box spring. They haul them away to the city landfill, but they are not treated just like any other rubbish. Local by-laws require a mattress to be recycled at the right facility.
Mattress removal service cost starts at $80, and can go as high as $120. It really depends on the rubbish removal company. Most of the time, a client will have more than one mattress, or an accompanying box spring. Each additional item, in general, is half price of the first item. The size of the mattress does not matter.
All mattresses or box springs must be recycled in Vancouver, BC. Companies, that dump them with the rest of the garbage, are fined $50, plus half of the garbage dumping fees. This could cost as much as $300. Sometimes, clients try to dump their old mattress at the back alley, and the fines in those cases, are even steeper.
Selling or donating a mattress in Kitsilano
This will work, only if you know the person who will be the new owner. Vancouver is having a big challenge with bed bugs, and most people are afraid to buy or take used mattresses. For the same reason, most charities will refuse to take it as well.
Taking it to the dump , yourself
This option can work too, if you happen to own a truck or a van. Perhaps, one of your friends can land you one. This option will cost you about 2 hours, but you will save some money in the process. Just keep in mind, that the landfill is mined with nails, and you have to keep your eyes open, unless you want to pay a visit to the tire place.
I hope that you will be able to make the right decision on which option is best for you. If you have any questions, feel free to call us, or email us. We will be glad to answer them.