You’ve been down to Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam and have picked out a perfect NxG series mattress from Beautyrest. You went with the ‘drop top‘ design. It’s been years since you’ve had a comfortable mattress and you can’t wait to try it out.

But now you are left with the dilemma of how to dispose of your lumpy old bed.

Here are a few options to consider:

1.You could donate your mattress to charity, but unfortunately most organizations, like the Salvation Army, are now refusing to accept used mattresses.

2. You could take the opportunity to clear out some other junk in your living space and package it all up for a junk removal company. 1-800-GOT-JUNK provides a free estimate and charges by volume, not by time.

3. For a greener option, you could look into the services of a mattress-recycling centre. Mattressrecycling.ca charges $14 per mattress for drop-off recycling, but adds a hefty fee for mattress pickup. They claim to repurpose 90% of the materials found in your retired mattress. These materials are then sent to local companies or secondary recyclers.

4. Lastly, you could use the ever-popular Craigslist. There are hundreds of foreign students looking for quick and cheap apartment furnishings in and around the Lower Mainland. Just make a short add describing the dimensions of your mattress, with a quick note that the offer is for pick-up only. You may also want to stress the cleanliness of the mattress and, because of the recent bed bug epidemic, you may want to quickly note that the mattress is free from creepers.

Good luck and enjoy your new bed from Simmons Mattress Gallery.

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