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Bed Donation
updated: Feb 15, 2014, 8:00 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

I have a single mattress and box spring that I no longer need. Are there any charities in Santa Barbara which would be able to use it?

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 COMMENT 495183 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-15 08:24 PM

After making sure no bedbugs are present, try Unity Shoppe or Salvation Army.


 COMMENT 495184 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-15 08:24 PM

Thrift stores are not allowed to resell them without sterilizing it first which would cost more than they could sell it for. Put it for free on Craigslist if it is clean. If it is not clean, do the world a favor take it to the dump to be recycled.


 COMMENT 495193P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-15 09:25 PM

Free at the curb, with an alert on Clist. Just keep an eye on the weather report.


 COMMENT 495214 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 06:51 AM

Transition house on cota street


 COMMENT 495218 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 07:27 AM

Second Transition House.


 COMMENT 495227 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 08:04 AM

Not the curb, please don't be a bad neighbor.


 COMMENT 495234 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 08:35 AM

mattresses at the curb bring much needed diversity to staid neighborhoods.


 COMMENT 495282P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 11:06 AM

Landfill only for used mattresses. Yuk


 COMMENT 495283 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 11:07 AM

Call Casa Serena 966-1260.


 COMMENT 495288 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 11:26 AM

List it under "free" on Craigslist if it is in reasonable condition. That is charity as anyone looking for a free mattress obviously needs it really badly. It's good to specify that they need to haul it when they come to see it. Please don't put it on the curb!


 COMMENT 495330 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 02:24 PM

Used bedding should go straight to disposal for recycling.

My ex-wife thought it was smart to save $100 and bought used beds for our son and daughter, through friends at her church.

Within a month we were all covered with itching insect bites. This was a year ago, and after three treatments at a cost of $1,000 by a Pest Control company, the house is still riddled with the devil's own spawn.

The trauma and emotional toll of living with bedbugs cannot be overstated. The stupidity of buying someone else's used bedding, is mind-blowing, especially in light of the fact that the bedbug infestation of American hotels and homes has exploded in the past decade.


 COMMENT 495363 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 05:09 PM

Call Dario Pino.


 COMMENT 495441P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-16 11:52 PM

At the the Salvation Army in Oakland they have a sterilizer oven for mattresses; I don't know if they accept them locally, but it's worth a try. Also the Rescue Mission, Transition House. These places don't resell them, they use them.


 COMMENT 495589 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-17 02:38 PM

For the sake of health, Recycle thru Marborg. Do not leave at curbside, makes your neighborhood ugly, may cause others ill health. Most/many charities do not take used mattresses no matter what condition they are in due to cost of sanitizing, they don't make money on your discards/charitable contribution.
Do what is right.


 COMMENT 495621 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-17 04:52 PM

They won't take mattresses at the recycling center on Cacique. You have to take it to the Construction & Demolition Facility on Quarantina (or the county dump).

It will cost you $20 to drop off a mattress at Marborg. It's a $20 minimum per load, no matter how small it is. So if you have to drop a single mattress off, you might as well drop off anything else you (and your neighbors) need to drop off.

And yes, do not donate your nasty mattress to charity. How disgustingly gross is that!!


 COMMENT 495673 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-18 08:05 AM

Marborg doesn't charge me for my electronics stuff at Quarantina. Usually just a TV or some old chargers so pretty small.


 COMMENT 495743 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-18 10:40 AM

673 - If you dropped off electronics and you were not charged for entry then you most likely didn't drop it off at the Marborg Construction & Demolition Facility on Quarantina. You dropped it off at the Marborg Recycling center on Cacique. Both are right near each other. The Construction & Demolition Facility is the one inside a huge building with huge mounds of scrap and huge equipment to move it. There is an on-call falconer outside who holds a huge falcon...the bird scares away seagulls and pigeons. When you drive away you go through a tire bath to remove the nasty smelling goo. Pretty cool.

The recycling center is a lot smaller and is all outdoors. They don't charge anyone for a lot of items, and if you are a city resident, then they don't charge you for dropping off anything that they accept. And they accept a wide variety of items.


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