Mattress Disposal Solved! Tips On Disposing Your Old Mattress Properly
If you’ve decided to pamper your body with a new mattress, now comes the stage of getting rid of the old. A common Malaysian practice is to tie mattresses up and leave it by the roadside, troubling our local authorities and causing an unpleasant sight on the roads we travel. Here in Naturenite, we decided to provide some useful tips on how one can properly dispose of their old mattresses. While guiding you through buying a new mattress is our goal, we took it upon ourselves to help you get rid of the mattresses that have served you well for years. That said, let’s dive right into it.
On top of our list is definitely to donating to charity. Depending on which part of Malaysia you live in, the charity organizations would differ and that also comes with the services that they may offer. While some organizations are more than happy to drop by and pick your mattresses up, others would expect you to drop them at their centres. All you have to do is google ‘recycle charity centre near me’ to locate the nearest recycle charity centre and give them a call!
To all our Klang Valley readers here are two recycle charity centres that would take in your old mattresses:
Community Recycle for Charity (CRC)- 017-363 8100
CRC offers pick-up services and drop-off service. To donate, first, send a picture of your current mattress. Next, fix an appointment with the person in charge to recycle their mattress. Finally, have CRC pick-up or drop off your mattress at their centres!
Pertubuhan Amal Seri Sinar - +603-9021 1888
Very much like CRC, Pertubuhan Amal Sinar also requires donors to call their centres, Whatsapp a picture of their old mattress and fix an appointment to drop off their mattress at the centre.
Bulky Waste Removal Centres
Other than donating your old mattress, you could also locate bulky waste removal centres near you. These services do come at a price, so if you’re willing to chip in for the extra help, give these centres a call and have them assist you in disposing of your old mattress. These centres have their own waste management systems that help customers to responsibly dispose of old bulky items.
Some centres available in the Klang Valley include:
- Bulky Waste: +6012-2110517
- Bulky Waste Removal Service: +6018-287 3199
- Relocation Service Malaysia: +6017-366 3346, +6010-202 0161, +6013-454 5670
Environmental Management Company
These organizations are usually responsible for collecting your daily domestic waste (you might know them as Alam Flora in the Klang Valley). Some of these companies like Alam Flora will collect your bulky items once a week. To confirm if the environmental management could carry away your old mattress, identify the organization responsible at your housing area and check on their websites if these services are provided. Service offerings vary subjectively to companies so do double-check to ensure that your mattress isn’t left to rot outside your house!
Your city council also offers mattress removal services! Depending on the area you live in and the time of the year you may need a removal service, charges may be implicated. City councils in Malaysia have urged the public to not dispose of their mattresses irresponsibly as it leads to the breeding ground for mosquitoes and causes a sore sight in the public. Call up your city council to work out a schedule on removing your old mattress.
Sell Your Old Mattress!
Lastly, if your old mattress is in a reasonable condition and has been properly cleaned, you could sell your mattress instead. You could either locate your nearest second-hand store and cut a deal with them or you could simply put it up online for a buyer. Old mattresses could be sold on Mudah.com, Carousell or Abumama.my. Do note that this process could take longer than anticipated so you may have to find storage to place your old mattress.
We hope we’ve provided substantial information on how you can get rid of your old mattress to usher in a new one! It is our responsibility to dispose of our waste responsibly to not further hurt the environment. If you're looking for a new mattress, perhaps you might want to consider Naturenite 100% Natural E-Latex Mattress that is Eco-friendly and biodegradable.