Most people don't realize what a potential fire hazard extra mattresses can be when they are stored in crawlspaces, basements, attics, and garages especially if they're near oily rags, gasoline, and other flammable materials. When it comes to mattresses and fire safety: If you're no longer dozing on them, dispose of them.
How to Get Rid of a Mattress
- Call your local sanitation department for information on area landfills and dumps that accept large household items.
- Many retailers will take away your old mattress when they deliver a new one. If you're buying a new mattress, be sure to ask.
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