If you plan to get rid of old bed it is worth taking some time to think about how you intend to dispose of your old bed frame, mattress and upholstered headboard and whether you are doing so in a responsible fashion.
There are many factors to consider when disposing of an old bed, most of which concern the environment, but fortunately there are more than a few options available, some of which are better than others.
While sending your bed off to the landfill is an option, it is also highly irresponsible and can have terrible consequences for the environment. The materials from which your upholstered headboards and mattresses are made are generally non-biodegradable, which means if they reach the landfill they may be sitting there for many years. It is also worth noting that fly tipping is illegal and can incur a substantial fine. So no matter how tempted you are, we would not recommend it.
There are many recycling facilities across the world that can be used to dispose of your bed free of charge. You can also use the collection service offered by your local council, which is free for a limited number of items per month. However, this process can sometimes be more hassle than its worth. An alternative is to use an independent waste disposal expert. If you do decide to take this route make sure you use a reputable company and be wary that your bed is being disposed of in a responsible manner.
If your bed is still in a serviceable condition you could also try donating it. There are many charities with furniture outlets and homeless shelters that will usually collect your unwanted bed for free. Not only is this environmentally friendly, you will also be doing a great favour to the community.
Get rid of old bed through the ads in your local newspaper or online is a great way of getting rid of your unwanted bed while also making a small profit at the same time. Make sure you confirm the terms of delivery and collection with the buyer beforehand.
Some bed suppliers also offer a service where they will collect and dispose of your old bed for a small fee on top of a new purchase. This is a great way of killing two birds with one stone as it were.
Whatever you do with your old bed, make sure your new bed is comfortable. Pay particular attention to your headboards which can be customized in one of many fabrics and finishes to create fantastic aesthetic results.