Mattresses are one of the most common household items that you’ll find littering alleyways or nature strips around Sydney. They are bulky and awkward to move, and without a ute or van, are very difficult to transport. Sydney Rubbish Services specialise in bulky item removal and can remove your mattress no matter where it is.
Common Types of Mattresses
It is a common conception that mattresses gain weight over time, some say even at a rate of 10% per year. This means that after ten years, your mattress will weight almost double its original weight, due to a build up of oils, moisture, and other mildly disgusting things. Removing a mattress of any size from your room, house or apartment can be awkward and time-consuming. Getting it to a rubbish dump is a whole other story.
Sydney Rubbish Services specialise in the removal of any kind of mattress; from singles, all the way up to king-size doubles. While singles may fit easily enough through doorways, getting them outside can be extremely difficult, especially without the right equipment or an extra set of hands. Removing your deluxe king mattress is twice as hard.
Council cleanup services are infrequent and often won’t align with your plans for getting a new mattress. Leaving a mattress on your nature strip or in the alley beside your house will look bad, destroy your lawn, and it poses a health risk for you or your family (mice and rats find mattresses the perfect home). Getting rid of them right away is often the best option, and that’s where we step in.
A Quick History of the Mattress
The mattress dates back to the Neolithic period around 10,000 when early human began sleeping on primitive ‘beds’. In Ancient Egyptian times, Pharaohs discovered the benefits of sleeping off the ground on raised platforms or pallets. Meanwhile, peasants and common folk slept on makeshift beds made from reeds and palm leaves.
The first, ‘luxury’ beds appeared in the Roman Empire. These beds featured mattresses made from material stuffed with straw, feathers, wool and reads or leaves. This technique continued on through the renaissance where lumpy mattresses were covered with more luxurious materials like silk, velvets and brocades.
In the 18th century, cast iron beds with cotton mattresses were introduced. In 1865, the first steel coil mattress was patented. By the 1930s, innerspring mattresses with upholstered foundations were becoming the norm, and by the 50s, foam mattresses and pillows were introduced.
In the latter half of the 20th century, airbeds and waterbeds were introduced. Since the start of the the 21st century more developments were made for mattresses comfort including memroy foam mattresses and gel memory foam
What Are Mattresses Made From
Common types of materials found in mattresses:
• Cotton – cotton is a popular material commonly found in mattresses. It is light and breathable and very soft.
• Foam – another popular option, foam is more adaptable to what ever is placed on it. It regulates temperatures well and is easy on the body. Aside from classic foam mattresses you can get beds with memory foam, viscoelastic foam gel memory foam and polyurethane foam.
• Wool – wool is often used for extra padding and temperature in mattresses
• Adhesives – used to bound layers and seams together
• Steel coils – steel coils make up the main structural component in a mattress, used to create a firm support base
Mattress Removal and Disposal
With mattresses prone to gaining weight over time, and their inherently awkward nature, they are one of the most difficult household items to dispose of. Even single-sized mattress can be difficult to navigate through doorways and corridors; with king-sized doubles, it can seem near impossible – and that’s just to get them out of the house.
If you don’t want your mattress sitting on your lawn for weeks, or risk receiving a fine for dumping, then disposing of your mattress poses a whole new task. If you don’t own a ute or van, or even if you do, securing a mattress to your roof or tray can be extremely difficult. Community tips in Sydney are few and far between as well, with those living on the North Shore having to travel all the way to Terry Hills, or those in the Inner City, Eastern Suburbs or Inner West to Alexandria.
As well as our expertise in household rubbish removal and office waste disposal, we also specialise in mattress removalmattress removal. With more than 10 years experience and an extremely capable team, we can cater to any of your mattress removal needs. Contact us today.