Did you know that across the US, more than 50,000 mattresses end up in landfills each day, yet over 80% of the components are potentially recyclable? Through our drop-off program at the Alpha Ridge Landfill, we have been collecting mattresses and box springs for recycling since 2013. Our contractor separates the metal, foam, textiles and wood and sells them to other vendors for recycling into new metal products; carpet padding, industrial textiles, and mulch or fuel.
In 2019 we successfully diverted 2,750 mattresses and box springs from the landfill – that’s the equivalent of 135.49 tons or 270,980 pounds!
Look for the box trailer containing mattresses at the Resident's Convenience
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