Mon 5 Dec 2022

How Do You Dispose of a Mattress in Basingstoke?


If you’ve recently bought a new bed and have an old mattress you need to dispose of, there are several options. All the methods we recommend for disposing of mattresses in Basingstoke involve the risk of using illegal fly tippers!

Before you choose an option for mattress disposal in Basingstoke (including how you take yours to a tip), please understand the risks in using unlicensed man and van services. There have been recent reports of unlicensed waste carriers being responsible for fly-tipping incidents in the Basingstoke area. 

If an old mattress is fly-tipped it can, and often will, be traced back to you. Even if you did not fly-tip it yourself, but a company you gave it to did, you could still be held legally responsible for the offence. Fines can be as high as £50,000 or 12 months in prison.

How to dispose of a mattress in Basingstoke

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

1. Take the mattress to Basingstoke tip 

As with all Hampshire County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), Basingstoke tip does take mattresses. This is what they say on their website:

“Mattresses can be taken to your local HWRC for disposal. Place in the container for non-recyclable waste.”

There are tips / HWRCs in and near Basingstoke that you can take mattresses to including:

  • Wade Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8PL
  • Omega Park, Alton, GU34 2QE
  • Springwell Lane, Hartley Wintney, Hook, RG27 8BW

You will need to book a visit in advance using an online booking system. When you arrive at any of the tips near Basingstoke listed 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 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 waste transfer company serving Basingstoke, 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 your old furniture and look to donate it to local Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke and Deane Council to collect your old mattress

If you live inside the local council boundaries, Basingstoke and Deane 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 there will be cost attached. 

It’s worth noting that Basingstoke and Deane 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 Southampton and Hampshire area.

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