Have unwanted furniture, mattresses, or household goods that someone can use? Consider donating those items instead of landfilling them. There are several local donation options.

Central Furniture Rescue is a local volunteer non-profit that provides furniture and household items at no cost to individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness and into their own places to live. Their contact information can be found HERE.  

You may also consider contacting the Salvation Army or Goodwill of the Heartland to see if they will accept your items. Remember, they are not a garbage dump. If your items are stained, torn, dirty, broken, they will not take them. Bring those items to the landfill. Gently used items that you do not need or have space for, donate those!