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2. Mattresses and Box Springs

It’s a fact that old mattresses and box springs are hard to dispose of. Garbage dumps are reluctant to take them and they aren’t really sellable. Even if your mattress and box spring seems like it’s in good shape, it’s not a good fit for a thrift store.

Thrift stores do not like to accept large furniture. Unless a piece is in great condition, most places will reject it. And let’s face it, would you buy a used mattress or box spring? Probably not, so why would you expect someone else to buy yours? Also, thrift stores cannot be sure that your items are free of mold, bed bugs or dust mites. Contact your garbage disposal company to find out the best method for disposing of your mattress and box spring.