Perfect timing, as we're shopping for a new mattress this weekend. Not at a big box store, or online...but at a mattress recycler that's about 2 miles from my house.
This company, a non-profit, recycles mattresses for $10 if you haul in, $25 if they pick up. Cheaper than the dump, and they actually tear it apart and recycle all the different parts. And those mattresses that get sent back during their trial period? Yup - he gets them, and resells them. My chiropractor - the one that told me about this guy - bought 3 "used" mattresses and box springs at $200/set. Went home and price matched online...and they're $3000 mattress sets. He also has new ones priced at $400/set (queen). Tempurepedic, Sealy, etc. Can't wait, as I'm in a crap ton of pain from our 10yo, $1500 mattress. :-(
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