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Mattresses and box springs must be DRY with NO BED BUGS. Waterbeds, air mattresses and futons ARE NOT ACCEPTED as these cannot be recycled through this process. Mattresses not accepted for recycling should be disposed of curbside on a resident’s assigned trash collection day.
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Any size mattresses are allowed.
You may still leave your mattress curbside on your scheduled trash collection day, but it cannot be recycled this way. If you would like to see your mattress recycled, please schedule a pick up at BedShred.com.
PICK UP: To schedule a pick up for your mattresses, visit www.BedShred.com (fees apply). Since this is a private program not managed by the City, this organization also offers their services beyond City limits.
The old mattresses and/or box springs are dismantled into separate components (steel, foam and wood) and used to make new products. Old mattresses or their components are never refurbished or reused in bedding again. Mattresses will be transported to a special facility in South Carolina called Nine Lives Recycling to undergo the unique mattress processing method.
When all is said and done, the process leaves only 10% of each mattress being discarded as compacted waste, keeping 90% of the mattresses out of the landfill!
View pictures and more information about the mattress recycling process: https://bedshred.com/pages/bedshred-mattress-disposal-and-recycling-process
Mattresses are bulky and springy so they don’t compact well and take up lots of valuable space in landfills. Save precious landfill space and give your mattress parts a new life by recycling your old mattresses and box springs.
Mattresses are a huge problem for landfills and we can repurpose these materials instead of adding unnecessary waste to the environment. Many national retailers are only offering one-sided mattresses and directing consumers to replace them more often. Landfills are also seeing an influx of returned mattresses from online retailers. The compaction rate of a discarded mattress is 400% less than regular garbage. A cubic yard of compacted garbage typically weighs between 1,500 and 1,800 lbs. A cubic yard of compacted mattresses weighs about 250 lbs. and can leave voids in the ground.