How much does it cost to remove a mattress?

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£10 - £70







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There are a lot of things to consider when moving into a new home. For example, you’ll have to rearrange all of your furniture. You can minimise the stress by hiring a local removal service. However, you’ll be surprised to know that your mattresses might need a separate solution. 

First, you need to know what to do with your old mattress. There are many options available. Across the United Kingdom, mattress removal prices range from £10 - £70, averaging at £40. Continue reading to learn about different mattress removal services.

Mattress removal price list

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Mattress size

Removal cost


£10 - £40


£20 - £60

Two single

£25 - £65

Small double

£20 - £50


£40 - £70

The cost of mattress removal per local council

In the UK, most councils offer bed and mattress collection services. The price depends on where you live. Rural areas need to pay more for these services, while cities pay less, sometimes even nothing at all. 

Recycling your old mattresses is the greenest option. Facilities break your mattress down into its recyclable components and then reuse or repurpose them. 

If you choose to have your mattress removed by the local council, pick the collection date online. Declare the exact number of mattresses to be picked up. Afterwards, simply leave your mattress/es on your property boundary for the collection service. 

Here's a table of the average cost of mattress removal per region: 


Average cost

North East


North West




South West


South East










Factors affecting the average cost of mattress removal

When having a mattress removed, you need to consider the following: 

Mattress condition

If your mattress is still in good condition, then you can try donating it instead of disposing of it. This can reduce the price for removal. 

Mattress size

Larger mattresses not only take a longer time to remove, but they are also harder to dispose of. When that’s the case, prices for mattress removal services increase. 

Alternatives to mattress removal 

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Have a mattress supplier take it away

When you buy a new mattress, some stores or retailers can get your old one for free or for £40, depending on the company. They’ll either bring the old mattress to a recycling service or donate it to charity. 

Bring your mattress to the recycling centre 

If your local council doesn’t offer mattress collection services, consider going to the tip yourself. You can call your local tip to ask how they deal with mattress removal. 

Donate your mattress

Your old mattress might still be in good condition. Foundations or charities will take your mattress for free. Make sure it’s free of rips, tears, or stains. Choosing to donate your old mattress to charity ensures Mother Nature that it won’t just go to the landfill.

You might also like: Mattress Cleaning Cost Guide

Post a task for mattress removal

Now that you know how much it costs to remove old mattresses, you can post a task! Include the following information on your request form for Taskers to see:

  1. Your budget
  2. Your location
  3. Number of mattresses to be removed
  4. Your preferred schedule or time frame

You’ll soon receive offers from Taskers near you. Be sure to compare their different profiles, reviews, and ratings before making a final decision. 

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It’s important to seal all old mattresses in a plastic or green bag. This is the only way collection services will accept them.

It depends on the size and number of mattresses that need to be removed. It can take as quick as an hour to remove smaller mattresses, but it can take a few more hours for bulkier beds.

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