Fri 6 Oct 2023

Does Farnborough Tip Take Mattresses?

Does Farnborough Tip Take Mattresses

If you’ve recently bought a new bed, it’s very possible that you have an old mattress you need to get rid of and dispose of properly. We’re pleased to tell you that there are a number of options you can choose when disposing of mattresses in Farnborough, none of which involve the risk of using illegal fly tippers – of which they are many in Hampshire! 

Before you read our advice on whether Farnborough tip takes mattresses, please be very cautious of the many unlicensed man and van services who will say they will dispose of your old mattresses. 

Sadly, there have been a spate of fly-tipping incidents in Hampshire over the last few years, and homeowners can be held legally responsible for their rubbish being dumped. If an old mattress is fly tipped then traced back to you, you could receive a fines as high as £50,000 or spend 12 months in prison.

So, does Farnborough tip take mattresses? The short answer is yes it does. But there will be some caveats with that, and it might not be the best option for you, so here are three ways you can dispose of a mattress in Farnborough, without breaking the law.

How do I dispose of a mattress in Farnborough?

There are 3 ways you can dispose of a mattress in Farnborough, all of which are legal, ethical, and licensed.

1. Take the mattress to a tip in Farnborough

You can take a mattress to the tip in Farnborough. All Hampshire County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) accept them for disposal.

There are HWRCs in and close to Farnborough at:

Farnborough HWRC

Eelmoor Road


GU14 7QN

Aldershot HWRC

Ivy Road

GU12 4UA

You will need to book a visit in advance using their online booking system. When you arrive at any of the tips above, the mattress can be disposed of into the non-recyclable waste container.

2. Get Zero Waste to collect your mattress

If you cannot take a mattress to your local Farnborough tip, there are a couple of services available to which you can a small fee. 

The first is us, the Zero Waste Group. As a fully licensed and insured house clearance company based in Hampshire, we can dispose of old mattresses you no longer need and provide you with a proof of legal disposal afterwards. 

If you need to get rid of more rubbish as well, we can take your old furniture and look to donate it to local Farnborough or Hampshire charities. Other furniture items can be recycled, unlike old mattresses.

To find out more and book a collection of your old mattress, please click here. 

3. Pay Rushmoor Council to collect your old mattress

If you live inside the city boundaries, Rushmoor Council offer a bulky waste collection service for those classed as resident households, but not businesses. They will collect and dispose of your mattress, but it can cost up to £30. 

It’s worth noting that Rushmoor council will refuse to collect and disposes of mattresses that have been left out in the rain when it’s become wet or too heavy to lift. 

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And that’s it; our 3 suggestions for disposing of old mattresses in the Farnborough and Hampshire area.

If you would like us to quote to remove any other rubbish or old furniture from your property, please get in touch today or phone to chat to our office.

We can remove old furniture from residential properties as well as offices and businesses. This also includes garden furniture removal in the Farnborough area.

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