Recycling & Disposal
Mattresses & Box Springs
Mattresses and box springs are problematic in the waste stream because they are hard to move, clog up equipment and are nearly impossible to compact in a landfill. Look for reuse and recycling options instead of disposing of mattresses and box springs in the trash.
- Prolong the life of your mattress following the manufacturer's instructions, generally by turning it four times a year.
- Give your old set to a relative or friend. Consider donating, but be aware that very few charities accept mattresses unless they are in excellent condition.
- Mattresses are commonly listed on online sales or materials exchange sites for residents who want to buy or sell reusable goods for the home, garage and garden.
- Second Chance Recycling
1179 15th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414