Mattress collection by London councils
Mattress Collection Services provided to residents by London Councils
We reviewed the mattress collection service offered to residents by each London council. Full results including links to the relevant webpage for each borough are set out in the table below, but in summary councils charge an average of £28 to take away your old mattress, they generally won’t pick it from inside the home, and you should expect to wait up to 2 weeks. But if you’d like it picked up for £20-£30 within 24 hours click here
1. The average charge is £28
2. You need to put your mattress outside
Councils normally only collect from outside your property unless you are disabled and need extra assistance. The few exceptions are Lewisham (who offer internal collections but not from upper floor flats) and Wandsworth (who charge a premium of £89 for an internal collection).
3. You could wait for more than 2 weeks
The average response time for a council provided bulky waste collection in London is 2 weeks. Wait times do vary widely though, with some councils claiming they can collect within 7 days while others could take more than a month to collect. Response times can also vary depending on the time of year, as certain times are busier than others. Some councils collect on specific days depending on when your normal bin collection day is – for example, in Havering, bulky waste collections take place the day after your regular domestic refuse collection.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE BETTER?
If you’re looking for faster response times, aren’t able or don’t have space to leave your mattress outside the property, or need a weekend collection – we recommend using our sister site, LoveJunk. It’s a waste removal and reuse market and the typical price for a mattress collection is £20- £35, depending on the size. You can normally arrange a same day collection and collectors operate Monday to Sunday, all year round.