Once upon a time, when we had a computer that was getting old or a bed mattress that we no longer needed, we could call our local thrift store (I like Salvation Army and Goodwill). But nowadays, many thrift stores won’t accept some electronics or mattresses for varying reasons. So what DO you do with an item that won’t go in the trash cans we have from Roseville CA. Particularly when its an item that could conceivably be used or recycled? I have some terrific resources for Roseville CA recycling and trash needs! And they offer a much tidier option than piles of items on front lawns. 😉
Huge but Useable or Recyclable Trash
Salvation Army WILL accept mattresses or box springs that have no tears, rips, or stains. You can contact them at 1-800-728-7825 or www.satruck.org to schedule a pick up in our area. 🙂
If you have a mattress and/or bedsprings and can transport it, the Sleep Train will accept used mattresses at their warehouse by Sleep Train Arena at 4400 East Commerce Way – Suite 200, Sacramento, CA. Be sure to call first – 877-246-2233.
They do accept specific electronics. Click here for their guidelines.
Give Away / Recycle Online Options
REGARDING ANY AND ALL OPTIONS LISTED – PLEASE use caution and care – give as little personal info as possible. Have someone with you or tell a neighbor what you’re doing. Don’t invite strangers into your home or garage. Be aware and BEWARE 🙂
I am on NextDoor and you are all welcome to join that. You can CLICK HERE to access the logon. If you’re not familiar with it – it’s kind of like an uber small, uber private Facebook. You have to prove you live in the neighborhood you are joining, you can only join your own neighborhood and up to 5ish other neighborhoods in your immediate area (they are much smaller neighborhoods than Roseville’s neighborhood association areas). Once you are a member, you can chat with your nearby neighbors – introduce yourselves if you want, ask about lost or found pets, share crime alerts, etc. People also have the option to post sales, give aways, etc. So it’s a great way to find a new home for a useable item. I find it a very practical way to add to my collection of toys and clothes for my grandkids. 🙂 You can read more about it HERE and HERE. And yes, Roseville city and police department are on there with us (in a limited way – they can post but can’t see your posts so make sure if you know of a crime or problem to call 911 before you share it on NextDoor), which I really appreciate. Police departments have actually been able to use it to keep neighbors safe when a bad guy was on the loose in their area!
Freecycle is something some of my friends have done and enjoyed. You sign up and then go through the list to see what people are giving away. OR post something you want to give away. Someone else says, “I will take it.” You then put it outside for them with their name and they come and get it. There is an active group in Roseville.
Craigslist – you can post freebies on Craigslist. You go to the big city group nearest you. For Roseville, that would be Sacramento, CA. Then go to FOR SALE, and skim the items. There should be one that says FREE – like this! Add your item. They give you the option to use their special email and for something like this, I would do that.
If you are on any neighborhood Facebook groups, such as Good Neighbors of Roseville, and are comfortable doing so, you could check the groups you belong to and ask if anyone wants your item(s) and can pick it up.
MORE RECYCLE OPTIONS AND IDEAS
Some other great recycle options are listed in these articles:
- Sacramento Magazine – How to Get Rid of Almost Everything
- Consumer Reports – Get rid of practically anything
Roseville CA Recycling Options for E-Waste
There are a variety of recycle options in Roseville including for e-Waste. Best of which includes curbside pick-up (just for Roseville residents). Click here to find out all the options for old electronics waste.
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS – LANDFILL AND TRASH PICKUP
More than just a “Dump!” The Western Placer Waste landfill does a great job of providing the City of Roseville recycling options as well as general trash options. And, of course, these options are also available to other cities (call them for the varying price structure.) It’s is open 7 days a week on Monday – Thursday from 7-5 and on Saturday and Sunday from 8-5. It’s located at 3195 Athens Ave in Lincoln, right down the street from the Casino.
AND GREAT NEWS – AS OF 2023, THEY NOW ACCEPT BED MATTRESSES FOR FREE! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
They charge by the cubic yd for some loads and by the ton for everything else and the prices vary. You can call for details at 916-543-3960.
They also offer some e-waste and toxic chemical options and some of those might be free for current residents.
Another choice they offer is to rent you a dumpster for your home that holds 6 yards. They charge on a weekly basis and it is about 5’ x 6’ – You might ask your 10 or so of your neighbors if they want to go in with you on the cost and each chip in $10? They also charge for extra empties of the same dumpster if you have even more neighbors who are interested.
Need Someone to Pick It Up?
If you can’t find anyone to come pick it up for you, perhaps it’s too heavy to cart, and you don’t want the dumpster, you can also call:
Pelican Hauling & Junk Removal – run by Roseville resident, Andy Arney. I’ve also added his company to my list of terrif service pros who can help my real estate clients, neighbors, and friends with a wide variety of needs. (You can get that whole list – just email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com 🙂 )
1-800-GOT-JUNK – They offer 24/7 Customer Service at 1-800-468-5865 and will come and pick them up. If you are willing to make last minute reservations, you might get $10 off – check their online website and reservation option. I used them once and was very impressed with the excellent service.
Yelp – another useful resource for finding good help for your Roseville CA recycling and trash needs. 😉
Now, it’s your turn. Got any more suggestions for us for the Roseville area or perhaps the greater Placer County/Sacramento area – or even broader area? We’d love to hear.