At Sydney Rubbish Services we’re strong believers in the importance of community values. Too often I take on jobs where we see elderly citizens living with an overwhelming amount of junk, without a way to get rid of it all. Mattresses (especially when it comes to health concerns), are one of the main offenders I come across every day.
I wanted to try and help in any way I can. So we’re now are offering free mattress pickups for the elderly in our local areas of the inner west, North Shore, Eastern Suburbs and the city.
It’s our absolute pleasure to announce that we will be offering free mattress pickups for the elderly who are in need of helping hand.
The idea came to me when a mate of my father’s told me he’d had his mattress for about 25 years! He’d never bothered to get rid of it because it was way too heavy and hard to move. He was also concerned with the cost of getting it picked up. Old mattresses are one of the main things that we see elderly customers struggle to get rid of. They are bulky and awkward to move.
What most people don’t realise is that mattresses actually get heavier over time, with bodily materials, droppings from dust mites and a build up of moisture and oils almost doubling the original weight of a king sized mattress over a 10 year period. It’s just plain disgusting and I don’t want to have elderly folk to have to suffer just because they can’t afford to get someone in.
We don’t want to think of it as a charity service, just our way of putting in and helping out those in need of a little leg up. We’ll even sweep up after – no strings attached!
If you’ve got an old mattress to get rid of and no way to do so yourself, give us a call at Sydney Rubbish, we’d love to help. Cheers! Taf.