Reduce. Reuse. Recycle
The story behind the Formation of Spring Back Recycling
After a year of research, financial modeling, and experimentation, the Enactus team partnered with Belmont Church and their Isaiah 58 ministry to enact its model. The Nashville pilot was a huge success because it provided holistic service to its employees and completely recycled thousands of mattresses. Spring Back Recycling is now expanding to other communities across the United States to multiply its impact as the first and only social enterprise that completely recycles mattresses.
Spring Back aspires to alter how businesses and consumers view disenfranchised and used materials. Spring Back is at the forefront of helping you with your mattress recycling needs, rather than discarding people and disposing of waste. Every Spring Back Recycling location is distinct. You can find information about the employees served and the operation in your community on its location page. Also, you can learn more about recycling your mattress and the inspiring work our partners do beyond mattress recycling.
Spring Back Recycling Timeline
Started as a pilot program.
Partnered with Metro Davidson Co. solid waste department.
Surpassed 80,000 mattresses recycled and partnered with Davidson Co Sheriff Department to provide transitional employment to inmates upon release. Several employees worked for us for many years after re-entering society and re-establishing positive relationships with their families. We partnered with multiple halfway houses in Nashville to employ and teach life skills to recovering addicts and alcoholics.
Partnered with Tennessee Dept of Conservation and Energy.
Currently, we recycle well over 50,000 units per year. In addition, over 3,000,000 pounds of waste are recycled each year, keeping it out of middle Tennessee landfills.