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Where/how to get rid of an old bed and mattress?

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We’ve decided to give the spare room a facelift and need to get rid of the old king size bed. I don’t have a car or truck big enough to move it so I'm wondering how to go about this?

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Hire the garbage folks to remove it?  They normally make extra cash doing such things and perhaps they can sell it for a few baht instead of it ending in a vacant lot.

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Is it irony? 

Yesterday the BMA garbage truck was transporting an old mattress in our street. My wife said, as above, you need to cross their palms, that's all.

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Donate to a poor family. They will ask there neighbours/ friends to help. Easy. Maybe some money for fuel.

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Very little is ever really thrown away here. One mans junk is another mans treasure etc. So you just need to put the word out that it is free to anyone who can come and collect. 

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We usually just tell the extended family grapevine, and some distant relative will turn up with a pickup and takes whatever it is away.

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As above. Leave it outside next to your refuse bin. Either someone local will find a use for it, or if not you can pay a small amount to the refuse collection people to take it away.

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Thanks for all the replies, we’re on a pretty secure estate so we don’t get anything in the way of through traffic. Sounds like the garbage truck will be the best option. The bed frame is melamine so I think the store room might be getting some new shelves!

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22 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I just put it in the road, doesn't matter what it is.

Nothing is ever there the next day.

I wonder how many accidents that might cause? 😀

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16 minutes ago, Ayemanomad said:

I wonder how many accidents that might cause? 😀

I think he meant by the side of the road.😀 

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Bin men will take it away for a couple hundred baht, my next door neighbour did it couple months ago.

 

Can't guarantee you wont see it again on the walk to the shops though

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Got a Thai wife or girlfriend? I wanted to get rid of a king sized mattress and she made a call and a truck arrived and it was gone!

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51 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I just put it in the road, doesn't matter what it is.

Nothing is ever there the next day.

The local bins are at the end our street, it almost comical to watch when dumping old furniture next to the bin, stuff lasts minutes. 

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56 minutes ago, 3STTW said:

Thanks for all the replies, we’re on a pretty secure estate so we don’t get anything in the way of through traffic. Sounds like the garbage truck will be the best option. The bed frame is melamine so I think the store room might be getting some new shelves!

You get security guards and road sweepers ........ same as me.

They're enough!

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