Recycle Your Old Mattress
If you cannot donate your used mattress and box spring, go the recycling route. The following methods will help you locate a mattress recycler in your area:
Local Trash Collection Company or City Office
Call your local trash collection company or city office and ask if they have a mattress recycling program or can refer you to one. Inquire about what is done with the used mattress. Some city mattress pickup programs offer non-environmentally friendly disposal of old mattresses and box springs, where they simply take it to the dump. Make sure the program actually recycles the mattress materials or sends it to a facility that does.
Earth911 is a website that links consumers with various types of recycling facilities in their local area. Visit Earth911 and search for a mattress recycler close to you.
Ecohaul is an environmentally friendly disposal company. For a small fee they come to your house and pickup your unwanted goods, including mattresses and box springs. The company tries to bring all unwanted items to recycling facilities, however, they do not guarantee that each item will be recycled and not end up in a landfill.
Nationwide Mattress Recycling
Nationwide Mattress Recycling picks up mattresses, box springs and upholstered furniture from businesses such as hotels, retailers, the military and universities, for a small fee. They do not pickup from private residences. The company promises to recycle 100 percent of picked up items. Get a price quote for pickup by visiting the companies website or by phoning the company at 877-311-0172.