Mattress Recycling

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.

Reduction Tips

  • Prolong the life of your mattress following the manufacturer's instructions, generally by turning it four times a year.

Reuse Tips

  • 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