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How to Throw Out a Mattress in NYC

April 22, 2018.

When does your safe haven of sweet slumber start to feel more like the stuff of nightmares? When you have to learn how to throw out a mattress in NYC. There are a number of rules and legal requirements in place, and for good reason; no one wants to risk the spread of bedbugs. Still, jumping through these legal hoops can feel very stressful when you’re in the middle of a project.

If you’re planning to replace an old mattress, some retailers will offer pickup as an added service. There will be times, however, when you can’t take advantage of these perks. They often come at an added price, which can send the cost of your new mattress soaring. Not all retailers offer pickup, either, and there may be times when you need to get rid of something you don’t plan to replace.

Understanding NYC Mattress Disposal Rules

DSNY offers a selection of free pickup services for bulk items, but these “free” services often come with some hidden costs. First of all, you’ll have to find and use specialized mattress bags approved but not provided by DSNY. Then you’ll have to do the difficult physical work of bagging a mattress and moving it down to the curb no earlier than 4pm the night before pickup. Small mattresses require no appointment, larger items will need to be scheduled.

Failure to bag your mattress properly can lead to fines and penalties, making your attempt at free pickup a potentially costly mistake. You’ll also need to be physically capable of getting your old mattress down to the curb, situated in a manner which does not impede the flow of pedestrian traffic, protrude into the street, or impinge upon neighboring properties.

How to Throw Out a Mattress in NYC Without Throwing Out Your Back

Even small mattresses can be heavy, and they all have to be bagged and moved out to the curb for DSNY removal. This includes the smallest futon right up to the largest California King.

Unless you have loyal friends willing to help you wrangle an old mattress off your bed, into an awkward bag and down to the curb, you may find yourself in a pickle when it’s time to get rid of your mattress. What if there were a way you could just make a single phone call and forget about it?

Our trained and experienced Jiffy Junk technicians understand the value of your time, money and physical wellbeing. We also place the highest premium on protecting the environment, which is why we look for recycling options that DSNY may overlook. We’ll work hard to get rid of old mattresses in the most environmentally-responsible method available to us, so you never have to worry about hurting yourself or the planet.

Our white-glove services mean we’ll come to you, anywhere in the five boroughs, Nassau or Suffolk Counties. There’s no need to bag your mattress or even take it off the bed frame. We’ll take care of all the heavy lifting and all the legwork. Don’t stress over an old mattress!

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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