Picking off the yucky fluffy stuff from the coir layer in the mattress

Mattress and Box Spring Recycling

At least 20 million mattress and box springs are thrown out every year in the United States or about 50,000 per day. Meanwhile, about 85% of the contents of a mattress and its box springs can be recycled. In this podcast, I’ll share info about how some states are testing innovating recycling programs.

You can listen to my podcast episode on mattress and box spring recycling in this YouTube video. It originally aired in March 2017.

In 2004, I took apart a mattress and box spring to see what was involved, and that blog has been the most popular blog I ever wrote on Trashmagination. So clearly, people want better solutions than landfills full of mattresses and box springs.

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

Craft Projects from Bed Springs

Taking apart an old mattress and box spring on my front lawn

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