Leading the Way
More than 50,000 mattresses are discarded in the U.S. each day and more than 80 percent of a mattress can be recycled. MRC is leading the way in our program states. We provide no-cost collection networks statewide for both residential and commercial volume. We invest in research to increase efficiency and recyclability. We divert valuable materials from landfills. We help create green jobs and work with nonprofits. We reduce illegal dumping through education and outreach. We launched the Sleep Products Sustainability Program (SP2) to help the industry reduce environmental impacts. Since launching the first program in 2015:
More than 6 million mattresses recycled
7,380,000 cubic yards of landfill space saved
214 million pounds of material diverted
Developing Solutions for Mattress Recycling
We are always working to increase efficiencies, foster innovation, grow our network and support a more sustainable environment.
- We provide recycling solutions for discarded mattresses through our established and expanding collection networks.
- We promote innovation by investing in research and development projects.
- We help reduce illegal dumping by investing $1 million annually to collect community-based data, create marketing that targets affected communities and host solutions-based workshops.
- We author and share valuable resources to promote mattress recycling best practices.
Moving Mattress Recycling Forward
Creating a Sustainable Future
We are leading the way with best practices for sustainable mattress recycling.
We operate statewide collection networks of solid waste facilities, mattress retailers and manufacturers, recyclers, curbside collection programs and nonprofit partners achieve a common goal – to make the Earth greener and keep our communities cleaner.
Supporting Local Communities
We contract with third-party recycling facilities to dismantle old mattresses and box springs.
These contracts support the economy by creating green jobs and generating revenue.
Supporting the Mattress Industry
We provide resources, research and funding to improve recyclability and the mattress recycling process.
We help mattress manufacturers reduce waste while increasing operational efficiencies through the Sleep Products Sustainability Program (SP2).