Can you put a mattress in a dumpster?

May 20, 2024

If you have a mattress to get rid of, you may be wondering "can you put a mattress in a dumpster".

The answer is YES, you CAN put a mattress in a dumpster.

But there is more to the story. In years past, you could put some items like mattresses out for your residential trash company to pick up. But that doesn't happen anymore. Mattresses in particular are increasingly more challenging to dispose of. The issue is that some landfills are starting to restrict taking mattresses, and they will only accept them with an additional charge.

Still though, a roll off dumpster rental is the perfect way to get rid of mattresses, or any old junk around your house. In this article we will talk about some other common items that are commonly put in a dumpster. And we will mention some of the restrictions specifically on mattresses, at least in our service areas.

Cities where mattress disposal in a dumpster rental requires an extra fee

At Trash Daddy, we service multiple states, mostly out west. Below we will cover the cities in our areas where the landfills require an extra charge for mattresses in a dumpster (as of 2024). If you want to put a mattress in a dumpster in any of these cities below, check with us to find out exactly how much extra it will be. Typically it's $75 - $200, depending on the area.

If you plan to put a mattress in a dumpster rental in one of these areas, just reach out to us first. Depending on the area, it could affect the sizes available and the price.

What can you throw in a dumpster?

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The good news is you can throw almost anything in a dumpster! There are very few items that cannot go in a dumpster. But, if you need more information on that, check out our prohibited items page.

Here are some of the most common items that people throw in a dumpster rental.

Landscaping and yard waste, remodeling debris like drywall, wood, flooring, tile, carpet, shingles, deck material like wood or trex, concrete, dirt, rock, furniture, appliances, and general household trash. And much more.

Final Word - mattresses in a dumpster

So, the answer to the question "can you put a mattress in a dumpster" is YES. In most areas it's not a problem at all. But, in a few cities, which we named above, due to landfill issues it requires an extra fee. A roll off dumpster rental is one of the most convenient ways to get rid of mattresses and other household items that you can't just set out for your local trash guy anymore. If you have any questions, we are dumpster rental experts at Trash Daddy. We would love to hear from you. Thanks for reading! 👍