How Much Does Mattress and Furniture Removal Cost?
$75 - $200
$75 - $200
Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.
Updated August 3, 2022Written by HomeAdvisor.
Mattress and furniture removal costs an average of $180, with the typical range between $75 and $200. In extreme cases, like when clearing out an entire home, you might spend up to $1,000. Most companies have a minimum fee of $75 to $125, with additional pieces adding $30 to $75 each. Junk removal pros usually charge by the truckload at $100 to $600, on average.
Professional removal and disposal of a mattress costs $75 to $150. Hauling a mattress to the dump typically involves dumping fees of $15 to $50. If you’re simply replacing a bed, the retailer may take it away for $5 to $30. Unless you sell or donate it, the condition doesn’t matter, just its size. Haulers sometimes set a mattress removal price per piece or truckload.
|Curbside Pickup||$25 - $50|
|Retailer Removal||$5 - $30|
|Landfill Dumping||$10 - $50|
|Junk Removal Service||$75 - $150+|
|Dumpster Rental||$300 - $500 per week|
Whatever the condition of your mattress, find a furniture removal specialist near you today. But if you want to sell or donate it, it’ll need to meet some standards, including:
No stains or smells
No mold or pest infestations
No rips or tears
No broken springs
Having a pro remove just a sofa or couch runs $75 to $160. Dumping it yourself might cost up to $50. If it’s in usable condition, try creating an online listing to sell it or give it away for free. You can also try donating it for a tax break.
Furniture and junk removal companies sometimes charge by the piece. The minimum up-front charge runs from $50 to $150, with each additional piece adding only $20 to $40. If you have a lot of furniture, you’ll pay anywhere from $100 to $700, depending on how full the junk removal truck is.
|Armchair||$50 – $100|
|Table||$50 – $100|
|Mattress||$75 – $100|
|Patio Set||$150 – $250|
|Entertainment Center||$100 – $200|
Several factors will influence your furniture disposal cost, from local dump fees to the number and size of your items.
One way to dispose of furniture for free is to donate it to a charity or religious organization. They will often come to pick up your item for free if it’s in good condition. You may even be able to get a tax deduction for your donation. Keep in mind that you can’t donate moldy or pest-infested furniture.
If your item is heavy or awkwardly shaped, takes a long time to remove, or is hard to get out of your home, your cost to move furniture will increase.
When hiring a professional junk hauler, the more you have, the cheaper each piece becomes. For example, one mattress might cost $100, but two might only cost $150.
The cost to rent a dumpster ranges between $300 and $500 per week, on average, depending on the size of the dumpster.
If you take a piece of furniture to your local dump, you are usually required to pay a dump fee. These fees range from $10 to $50, though expect to pay twice that amount if you’re renting an entire dumpster.
As the infographic illustrates, your location dramatically impacts the average range of junk removal. You'll find even lower rates in rural areas over urban sprawls
Getting rid of furniture yourself isn’t a difficult process. You have a few options:
Haul it to the dump yourself. You’ll need a trailer or large pickup. It usually only costs $20 to $30 at the landfill. Some cities include small loads as part of your municipal utility bill.
Donate it! Call Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or ReStore (part of Habitat for Humanity). They’ll often come to pick it up for free if it’s in good condition.
Many charities won’t take anything but furniture in the best condition, and hauling it yourself isn’t always an option. You could pay the cost to have the furniture repaired first, but hiring a pro to remove it doesn’t cost much more. This also lets you get rid of any other junk lying around your home or yard. Find a junk hauling company near you to clear the clutter.
To throw out stained, broken, or infested mattresses or couches, call a junk hauler or take it to your local landfill yourself. If it’s infested with pests, you might want to call a pest control specialist near you. If you have infested furniture, there's a good chance you have an infested home, too.
1-800-Got-Junk has a minimum charge of $129, but you can expect to pay $177, on average, for a sofa. Each piece after that only adds to the total price, so try to have all your junk hauled away at the same time.
If you feel like you had exceptional service and want to tip, go for it. Tipping a furniture removal service is not required, but many companies allow it.
If your furniture is in good condition, you can get rid of it for free by donating it or listing it for free online in places like social media marketplaces. There are also several charities and other organizations that accept free donations. Some will pick the furniture up for you, while others have designated drop off sites that you can take your furniture to. Some examples include:
Habitat for Humanity
The cost to haul away junk depends on the haul’s size. A single item costs $60 to $150 to haul, with each additional item adding $20 to $40 to the total price. Hauling away a full truckload of trash or other junk will run $400 to $800.