Let's celebrate Get Organized (GO) Month by donating items A-Z!
To celebrate Get Organized (GO) Month I'm doing a series of posts on items ranging from A-Z. For each letter, I'll provide a list of potential resources for what to do with your belongings if you're ready to donate or sell them.
We've made it to letter Q.
Q is for QUEEN MATTRESSES
Do you know that in 2013, CT became the first state to pass comprehensive mattress stewardship legislation (Public Act 13-42) which requires manufacturers to establish a program to manage unwanted mattresses?
So please, when you purchase a new mattress, be sure to ask your retailer about taking your old mattress away!
Another thing to note is that you should contact your local government to learn how curbside pick-up of a bulky item works in your area.
A local option for donation:
Journey Home of West Hartford is an organization that supports homeless individuals getting off the streets and into permanent housing. They'll take mattresses and box springs both new and like new.
Some local options for disposal:
College HUNKS Hauling Junk specializes in mattress disposal among other things including hot tub removal and appliance recycling!
Bye Bye Mattress is accessible to residents throughout Connecticut, offering no-cost opportunities for residents to discard their used mattresses. Mattresses are collected through a variety of channels, offering consumers and businesses options for recycling. 136 communities offer direct access to the program through transfer stations, public works yards, collection events, and via municipal curbside pick-up programs.
I mentioned in the post about recycling old fixtures and building materials that Habitat ReStores are great places and they also take mattresses.
Please note that thrift shops and other reuse businesses can only resell mattresses and other upholstered furniture with proper licenses from the CT Department of Consumer Protection.
Please comment below with other resources that you're aware of or have used before.