How to Dispose of Mattress Box Spring

You just purchased a new bed, top mattress and box spring. Everything is set up, and your bedroom is complete. You put the old top mattress in your guest bedroom. One problem: You don't know what to do with your old mattress box spring. Disposing of your old mattress box spring is easy—just donate it to a worthy cause.

Step 1

Call your local Salvation Army or local charity that helps people in need (homeless shelter, women's shelter or children's agency).

Step 2

Arrange a pickup date and time with the representative at the local charity or organization.

Step 3

Ask if the donation is tax deductible. If so, ask for receipt for tax purposes.

Step 4

Wipe down the mattress box spring with a clean towel to remove any dust, dirt or debris. Make sure the lining on the bottom of the box spring is stapled and not hanging.

Step 5

Move the mattress box spring to a garage or other area where the local charity can easily pick it up.

Step 6

Accept the receipt or thank you once a representative from the charity or organization has arrived and has picked up the mattress box spring.