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This should not be that difficult.

Two years ago we bought a king mattress from Tuft and Needle which we love. A few months ago I noticed a "soft spot" and finally last week got around to calling T&N.

They were super easy to deal with and had me take some pics of the area with a weight on it and another weight in a different area for reference. I sent the pics in and was expecting and email telling me what they decided but instead I received and order confirmation telling me a new mattress was on its way. I later got an email telling me to contact them when mattress arrived about the old one.

I called them today, told them new mattress was here and asked wha to do with old one. They said they could recycle it or I could donate the the charity of my choice. I chose the latter as, like I said, there was a small soft area but other than that it was in excellent condition, I figured it could go to good use in a shelter or group home.

I was wrong...Salvation Army, St Vincent, Goodwill and Humane Society all told me nope we do not want it. Apparently foam mattresses are not donatable because they cannot be washed?

I have a call into one more shelter that my daughter does volunteer work for and if they dont want it I will either do the dance of the tads on Craigslist with a FREE ad or cut it up into dog beds/

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I didn't know regular mattresses could be washed. Confused



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I didn't know regular mattresses could be washed. Confused


Apparently they can be steam cleaned which gets rid of pretty much everything but the foam mattresses cannot for obvious reasons therefore charities do not want them.

I get the whole bed bugs thing and who know who did what with what kind of farm animal on a used bed but I really thought I could od something good for someone truly in need.

Like I said, if all else fails there is always Craigslist or I have watched a few videos as to how to effectively cut it in to smaller mini beds that might be great for my 4 dogs
 
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YUP, bed bugs are a serious thing again. Very expensive and very hard to get rid of. Nobody wants to take furniture that's cloth or a place they can hide in.

Put an AD on Craigslist and someone will want it.
 
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Back in my younger days, I was broke. Had an old mattress, but had to pay $25 to get rid of it. So I kept it propped up in an empty storage room.

I shared a house with some friends who had the ground floor. When they were moving out, a buddy and I snuck the mattress onto their moving truck. When they unloaded the truck at their new house, they couldn't figure out why they had an extra mattress.


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Now you probably know why you see abandoned sofas and mattresses at dead ends, alleys and construction sites.




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Most places where I’m at won’t accept any mattress that isn’t still in the original plastic wrap.
 
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Salvation Army took ours.


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Im just gonna do the Craigslist thing and be done with it....talking to a friend last night who shared this with me

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Back in my younger days, I was broke. Had an old mattress, but had to pay $25 to get rid of it. So I kept it propped up in an empty storage room.

I shared a house with some friends who had the ground floor. When they were moving out, a buddy and I snuck the mattress onto their moving truck. When they unloaded the truck at their new house, they couldn't figure out why they had an extra mattress.


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Your trash pickup might take it. I put it out there morning of trash pick up and they took it.
 
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Back in my younger days, I was broke. Had an old mattress, but had to pay $25 to get rid of it. So I kept it propped up in an empty storage room.

I shared a house with some friends who had the ground floor. When they were moving out, a buddy and I snuck the mattress onto their moving truck. When they unloaded the truck at their new house, they couldn't figure out why they had an extra mattress.


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I have a baby crib in great shape, free. I let my ad languish a bit, few takers.

I have room at the moment, hate to throw a solid Ash crib on the burn pile.
 
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In order for my trash collector to take a used mattress and box springs, I had to double wrap them in plastic. Took about $30 worth of Visqueen. They were afraid of BB too.
 
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I have worked at a hotel for 28 years and we change mattresses every few years. Charities used to take them but not anymore. We have them encased in bed bug proof encasements but they still don't want to take the chance.
 
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the largest recycle center in eastern Iowa does not even accept them !

the retailer should offer to haul the old mattress away , when they bring the new mattress , no charge





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Every craigslist has a free stuff section. Take photos, post it, throw the mattress in your driveway with a piece of paper that declares it as free and without bed bugs. It will be gone about 30 minutes after you put it out, quicker on a Saturday.
 
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Gross. No way I'd ever buy a used mattress, rather sleep on the floor, and with my back it actually might help.

Have a buddy that only buys used mattresses. He never died from them, got infested, or had any other problems with them. So there are people willing to buy then.

Charity not likely possible, but selling cheap on CL or paying trash company $50 seems to be best bet.



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