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The Best Time to Do Mattress Disposal

There’s nothing more comfortable than having a goodnight sleep on your bed to replenish your energy from a tiring day. But it is annoying when the mattress’ coils poke your back or bed bugs disturb your rest. 

If it keeps happening over and over, then it is the best time to say goodbye to your buddy for many years. It provided you with great comfort, and now it’s your turn to give it the proper farewell — mattress disposal.  

How long does a mattress last?

On average, its lifespan ranges from 7 to 10 years. It depends on several factors, but one thing is for sure.  You will want to get rid of it when it doesn’t deliver the relief you desire. Why stick to it when you’re not happy, right? 

However, you might endure the discomfort you’re feeling. Take note that it might bring injuries and health hazards such as respiratory problems and pest infections. So, you need to discard it right away.  

If you are still uncertain on when is the best time to dispose of your mattress, here are some signs to look for:


Through time mattresses can’t help but to sag and deteriorate. Imagine the load it carries every day. And sometimes you cannot control the kids to play and jump around the bed. Thus, your mattress has no other choice but to collapse at some point.

A deformed mattress might cause back problems and uncomfortable sleeping positions that no one wants. It is better to replace it with a new one before it causes severe body pains. 

Pests attack 

Just thinking about how pests might be your sleeping buddies might stress you a lot. Bed bugs and dust mites are the two unwanted visitors you need to “
shoo” away immediately. 

Bed bugs are parasitic insects commonly found in beds because they want to get close on humans as much as possible. They usually target victims at night and bite or suck blood that causes allergies for some people.   

On the other hand, dust mites are invisible in the naked eyes. Based on a report, there are about 10 million of them hiding on your bed, which is their ideal environment — warm and moist. They feed on dead skin cells and trigger asthma for most people. 

These pests are health hazards. Once your bed is infected, it is hard to get rid of them except if you choose to throw your mattress away.  

Hygiene problems 

Sometimes kids can’t control their bladder, especially babies. The moment they release their fluids on the bed, it exposes them to health risks. It will grow moulds and mildews that can cause allergies and diseases.  

A waterproof mattress might be safe. But if yours isn’t, you may want to get rid of it to protect your vulnerable children.  

Muscle and joint pains 

Does your body feel sore as soon as waking up? If it happens all the time, then the problem probably lies on your bed. 

As mentioned, you don’t need to keep your mattress when it doesn’t provide you with comfort anymore. It can be the reason why your muscles and joints hurt. 

There are different types of mattress  — latex, hybrid, memory foams — available in the market that specifically help avoid body aches. Read and research on them and choose the best one according to your preference. 

How to get rid of your mattress?

You need to know the proper disposal of a mattress to avoid fines from illegal dumping. Take into account that it is not a regular waste. Its disposal needs an appointment first before collectors remove it. However, not all local council pickups offer this service.

So, you have a second option, which is to contact private institutions such as charitable foundations and recycling centres. They can take your mattress away as long as it is usable and recyclable. 

If the second option did not work out, then the last and the most convenient option is to book a mattress removal service. They will not just take away your mattress, but they will make sure to follow the NSW EPA Guidelines for proper mattress disposal. 

You don’t need to leave your mattress on the curbside for several days, which is illegal by the way, because they can collect it on the very same day you called.  


You need to be happy with the way you sleep. It is one of the things your body needs to gain energy and do everyday routines. So, when you feel that your mattress doesn’t give its purpose anymore, then it is the best time to get rid of it and buy a new one. 

If you’re unsure how to dispose of your mattress, then Kurt’s Rubbish Removal is here to help you! Our team of reliable and efficient removalists will remove, dismantle, sort, and transport it to recycling centres or landfills. 

With proper tools and equipment, we guarantee you that your mattress disposal will be as fast and smooth as possible. 

So call us now at 0428 255 438 or send us a message here.   


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