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How To Get Rid of a Mattress in Toronto?

May 31, 2022 | DOZY Media Team

If you landed on this page, you most likely googled “How To Get Rid of a Mattress in Toronto“.  There are actually many free ways depending on what type of location you reside in and who takes care of your trash.

Curbside Mattress Pick-up

If the city deals with your garbage curbside, then all you need to do is put the mattress out on the curb for collection on garbage day! The city of Toronto offers this service for free to avoid people dumping in places they shouldn’t be. You don’t even need to call in or tag the garbage – just put it out, and it simply disappears.

If you live in a condo or apartment or even a townhouse neighborhood, you may have a private garbage service. If this is the case, every building or management system will be different. However, it is a bylaw that the building’s management is responsible for your large bulky items and gives tenants the same rights as people serviced by public garbage removal. The only thing to note is that the building may not want items down in the garbage area prior to the removal day, so to be respectful always check-in and see what the protocol is.

Charities and Second Hand

Many people are looking to get a cheap and quick mattress, and if you’ve done a good job with taking care of your mattress don’t be afraid to contact places that are able to help a family in your community find something they can use. Places like The Restore, The Furniture, and even the YWCA might be a good place to start if you are feeling charitable. Keep in mind that the mattress should be in good condition because these places are extra strict with which mattresses they will accept. If you haven’t used a mattress protector, it’s probably worth throwing it out.

Some other places to list second-hand items for someone who needs something cheap and cheerful would be Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, and Craigslist! Sometimes people are just moving to Toronto for work and need something to tie them over for a year or so if you think you can make a quick buck off the old one, try to list it there! There are many thrifty people around looking to save some money.

Things to Consider When Either Selling or Throwing Away An Old Mattress

How clean is it? If your mattress has a big stain on it from when you spilled red wine on it from valentines day years ago, or it’s yellowed where you’ve drooled all over it from years of use, maybe it needs to be thrown away. However, if you’ve used a mattress protector and regularly rotated it, feel free to try to recycle it for someone else and make some money to put towards a new one!

How old is it? If you’ve kept your mattress clean and in good condition for 2-3 years and your sleeping habits have changed, by all means, try to sell it! But if you’ve been sleeping on it for 10 years, maybe think about tossing it. Selling a mattress that’s at the end of its life span might not be the best thing to do given all the work that’s required to move it. Are there lumps and dips? If there are dips and lumps in your mattress, the best thing to do would be to get rid of them.

Would You Like to Speak To a Sleep Specialist in Toronto? Call (416) 840-0224 or Visit our Toronto Mattress Showroom located at 290A Queen W.