What Should I Do With My Old Bed?
There’s nothing like the feeling of sinking into a brand-new bed. But if your old one’s still in pretty good nick, it may seem a shame to take it to the dump – not to mention the struggle you’d have to get it there.
Luckily, Bensons for Beds customers can wave a cheery goodbye to their old beds and do their bit for charity, thanks to our partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
How does the British Heart Foundation furniture donation scheme work?
The charity provides a free furniture pick-up service for customers who’ve bought a new bed from Bensons for Beds. The BHF will come and collect your unwanted bed frame, divan bed, mattress or bedroom furniture to re-sell in their shops. The money made will raise funds for the charity – helping it to continue its pioneering work in cardiovascular research.
So far, Bensons for Beds customers have raised over £4.9 million for the British Heart Foundation. And as well as raising money for a great cause, donating your old bed can also save you money on expensive furniture disposal – or petrol for a soul-destroying visit to the recycling centre.
What do I have to do to arrange my bed removal?
When you’re ready to get rid of your bed or unwanted furniture, simply call 0808 250 0084 or book online at https://www.bhf.org.uk/bensons to organise your free collection. The British Heart Foundation’s drivers will arrive at the arranged time and remove your old bed from inside your home – no heavy lifting from you required.
My old bed has seen better days – will the British Heart Foundation accept it?
The BHF can’t collect furniture that’s not suitable to re-sell. For quality and safety reasons, all beds, bases and mattresses need to be in a usable condition (not broken, torn or damaged) and the mattresses must be clean and not stained. They also need to have a valid fire safety label still attached.
The final decision on whether your bed can be accepted will be made by the British Heart Foundation’s van drivers. More information on what they can’t collect can be found here.
I have a bed that’s not suitable for the BHF furniture removal – how do I get rid of it?
If the British Heart Foundation can’t accept your old bed, try the following…
• Contact a recycling company like collectyouroldbed.com who offer bed removal for a small fee
• List it for free collection on Gumtree or Freecycle
• Contact your local council for a quote on removal
• Take your old bed to a recycling centre
Book your free British Heart Foundation bed collection online here.