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A saggy, unsupportive mattress that leaves you aching is no good. It means you’ll wake up grumpy, walking through York’s historic streets in pain and a huff. Mattresses last between seven to 10 years (longer depending on the material and care) but when they reach the end of their life you need to dispose of them responsibly.

More than 150,000 people live in York and while plenty share a bed and mattress with a partner, it still adds up to a lot of mattresses. Plus, over 350 hotels and B&Bs across the city need to replace old and soiled mattresses, as does York Hospital with its more than 700 beds. We collect all types and sizes of mattresses in York.

Mattress Collection In York

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York mattress removal

At Divert we can remove any type and size of mattress for responsible disposal, away from landfill. This includes removing single, double, queen, and king mattresses from:

  • Frame beds
  • Sofa beds
  • Divans
  • Sleigh beds
  • Bunk beds

Find a fast and flexible solution to get rid of your old mattress from your home or business anywhere in York without it going to landfill. Call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online for a free quote for mattress collection in York.

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How mattress removal works in York

Let us know the type and size of mattress you’re getting rid of, where you are in York, and when you want it removed. We’ll provide a free no obligation quote for mattress collection in York. Then we’ll book your removal at an agreed time and date if you wish to proceed.

One of our purple Divert trucks will come out to your York home or business. Two of our team then move your old mattress and load it into the vehicle, so you don’t have to lift a finger. They’ll transport it to a local recycling centre in York for reuse or recycling.

If the mattress is still in a usable condition, it may be donated to a charity or organisation that can use it in York. However, with any old mattresses at the end of their life, they’re separated into individual materials, such as metal springs and foam. These are recycled separately.

The metal may be melted down and used to create new metal products, while foam can be recycled into carpet padding. We aim to avoid sending any mattresses to landfill and reuse as much as possible to protect the local York environment.

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Who needs on-demand mattress removal in York?

Anyone with an old or soiled mattress that’s no longer usable can benefit from our mattress removal services in York. Whatever size of the mattress and wherever you live – from a townhouse within the city walls to a bungalow in Haxby – we can remove your old mattress with ease. There’s no need to load it into your car and drive to the tip. 

As well as households across York, various other organisations and people may need commercial mattress removal, such as:


  • Households

    Getting rid of sagging and worn out mattresses

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  • Hotels

    To get rid of old and soiled mattresses

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  • Hospitals

    Disposing of mattresses that are no longer usable

  • Landlords

     Replacing old mattresses for new tenants

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Local recycling centres in York

Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC are York’s main recycling centres. You can dispose of used mattresses from your home at either of these sites. However, you can only get rid of mattresses from a business (such as a hotel) at Hazel Court HWRC.

You need a permit to visit either site with a trailer or in a big vehicle such as a pickup, minibus, or small van. While both will take old mattresses from homes in York, you should check first if you need to dispose of a soiled mattress.


  • Hazel Court HWRC

    Opening hours

    Between October and March – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Between April and September – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 7.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    1 Hazel Court


    YO10 3DS

    Telephone: 01904 551550

    Email: [email protected]

  • Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

    Opening hours

    Open Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesdays).

    March – 8.30am to 5.00pm, April to September – 8.30am to 7.00pm, October – 8.30am to 5.00pm, November to February – 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    Moor Lane



    YO32 9ST

    Telephone: 01904 551551

    Email: [email protected]

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City of York Council mattress collection

The City of York Council offers a bulky waste collection service for households that includes used mattresses and beds. The service will not collect soiled mattresses or old mattresses that class are commercial waste. There’s also a charge for the service and a limit of up to ten items.

Collections are also only available one day a week, depending on where you live. This will be a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday based on your ward. You can check your York ward online to see when the council-run bulky waste collections are available. 

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Donate an old mattress in York

If your old mattress still has a bit of spring left in it then you could consider donating it to one of the various charities across York. Reusing avoids creating waste and the energy required for recycling. However, any soiled mattresses or those with lots of broken springs should still go for recycling.

When you’re just getting rid of a mattress as you’re moving house or fancy a new one, a few charities in York that accept donations (and even offer free collection in some cases) include:

  • York Community Furniture Store – will collect mattresses for free from homes in York.
  • British Heart Foundation – free collections are available for the BHF York home store.
  • St Leonard’s Hospice – old mattresses can be collected and resold in charity shops across York.
  • York Freecycle – offer your old mattress for free to others in York, you can even request collection.
  • British Red Cross – the York charity shop accepts mattresses in decent condition.

Why use Divert for mattress removal in York?

Save time, money, and effort by getting rid of your old mattress in York responsibly with Divert. There’s no need to struggle taking it to the tip, as we’ll come and collect it and transport your used mattress to a local recycling facility. Collections are available at a time and date that suits you too.

Get a free quote for mattress removal in York tailored to your specific needs with no obligation. Fixed prices including labour costs avoid any nasty surprises later. Plus, we divert your mattress away from landfill to look after the local York environment and avoid businesses paying landfill tax for mattress disposal too.

We’re based in York so both our team of drivers and customer service experts deliver a truly local service. A great knowledge of the city and wider area means we provide a fast, flexible, and efficient solution to get rid of your old mattresses in York.

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Excellent experience with Divert, from start to finish. Quoting process, and payment were very smooth. Great communication with the office – Marcus was very helpful and the guys who came to collect. They gave me enough notice to make sure everything was ready for them. Would highly recommend it and certainly use in the future!

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Arrange old mattress collection in York

Get a free quote for mattress collection in York today – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online. Provide a few details, such as the size and number of mattresses you need removing and where from, and then we can book your removal today. Got a question? One of our friendly team will be more than happy to help.

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York mattress collection FAQs

  • Where can I book mattress collection in York?

    You can book mattress collection anywhere in York and the surrounding towns and villages. We can pick up used mattresses from homes, hotels, and other organisations within the cathedral city’s walls out to Elvington, Easingwold, and beyond. Our York mattress collection services cover:

    • York city centre (YO1)
    • Heslington and Osbaldwick (YO10)
    • Dunnington, Escrick (YO19)
    • Bishopthorpe, Upper and Nether Poppleton (YO23)
    • Acomb, Dringhouses (YO24)
    • Bootham, Clifton (YO30)
    • Heworth, Layerthorpe (YO31)
    • Haxby, Wigginton (YO32)
    • Elvington, Stamford Bridge (YO41)
    • Pocklington, Barmby Moor (YO42)
    • Boroughbridge (YO51)
    • Sheriff Hutton (YO60)
    • Easingwold (YO61)
    • Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside (YO62)
  • How do you get rid of a mattress in York?

    To get rid of a mattress in York you can:

    • Book removal by Divert at a time and date that suits you – including for commercial waste
    • Arrange bulky waste collection by the City of York Council 
    • Take it to your local household waste recycling centre
    • Donate it to a local charity shop in York
  • Can you take a mattress to the tip in York?

    You can take an old mattress from your home to Hazel Court HWRC or Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC in York. Both sites accept used mattresses for recycling. You can only take a mattress from a hotel, hospital, or other organisation meaning it classes as commercial waste to Hazel Court HWRC.

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