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Mattress and Box Spring Recycling Program

The Mattress and Box Spring Recycling program is located in the Upper Lot of the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station across from the Household Hazardous Waste Program area.

Download the Mattress and Box Spring Recycling Program Flyer (PDF, 354KB)

Acceptable Items:

Mattresses and Box Springs such as, but not limited to:

  • Adjustable base mattresses
  • Hybrid mattresses – spring coils with multiple layers of foam
  • Innerspring mattresses
  • Latex mattresses
  • Memory foam mattresses
  • Metal and wood bed base foundations and/or box springs.

More specifically, mattresses and box springs mean any resilient material or combination of materials that is enclosed by ticking, used alone or in combination with other products, and that is intended for or promoted for sleeping upon. Mattresses and Box Springs include any foundation, renovated foundation or renovated mattress or box spring.

Unacceptable Items:

  • Car bed
  • Crib or bassinet mattress
  • Fold out sofa bed or futon
  • Juvenile products including:
    • Carriage
    • Crib bumper
    • Dressing table
    • Infant carrier
    • Lounge pad
    • Pads for juvenile products
    • Playpen
    • Stroller
  • Pillows
  • Products that contain liquid- or gaseous-filled ticking, including any adjustable water/gel/air bed/mattress that does not contain upholstery material between the ticking and the mattress core
  • Sleeping bags
  • Unattached pillow top/mattress topper/mattress pad/under pad, including any item with resilient filling, with or without ticking, that is intended to be used with, or on top of a mattress.
  • Upholstered furniture that does not contain a detachable mattress

Unacceptable Items (Contamination):

Locations accepted

  • Transfer Station

Material type

  • Recycling