Why Recycle

Mattress Recycling Makes a Difference 


More than 75 percent of a mattress can be recycled into other products, diverting valuable resources from local landfills. More than 50,000 mattresses are discarded in the U.S. every day. You can make a difference.

Mattress components can be recycled into new consumer and industrial products.


After discarded mattresses arrive at a recycling facility, the recycler unloads the container. The mattresses and box springs are inspected. Non-contaminated mattresses are dismantled manually by cutting open the mattress and separating the layers for use in secondary markets.


Mattresses are cut open and the layers are separated and interior materials are organized by type

Foam, fiber and other soft commodities are compressed

Metal and box springs are extracted and sent to scrap recyclers then sold to foundries & steel mills

Wood is recycled and used as a fuel source