Do bed mattresses get recycled?

How do I dispose of a mattress?

California residents can drop off their old mattresses and box springs at no-cost at a participating collection site or event. Unit limits vary by location and a residency restrictions may apply. We recommend contacting the location prior to drop-off.

Are bed mattresses recyclable?

Mattresses are one of the most common items sent to landfill. But most components of a mattress can be recycled which diverts these large waste items from landfill. Mattresses in good condition can also be cleaned and donated to charities to help them provide low-cost bedding.

Where can you dump mattresses?

Local Landfill – Most landfills or trash dumps will permit you to dispose of your old mattress. Old Mattress Removal Service – Contacting a junk removal service, to take away your old mattress, is easy to do and it can save you time and money.

Why are mattresses so expensive to dispose of?

Mattresses are expensive to transport and process in the first place. As foam mattresses become more popular, the profits could become even more of a problem, because the wood and steel used in traditional mattress construction is a lot more profitable to recycle than foam.

Do charities want mattresses?

Certain charities accept old mattresses as donations, and it can be a great way to support them. By passing it onto them, you also know that your mattress will go to someone who needs it – because they make this useful item available for a really reasonable price.

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