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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Spring Back Recycling goes above and beyond to reuse every scrap of material that we receive after shredding a mattress. We recycle 90% of all material from a mattress and box spring.

Residential Recycling

Commercial Recycling

The story behind the Formation of Spring Back Recycling

Spring Back Recycling employs disenfranchised men through a waste diversion business model that is both sustainable and profitable. In April 2012, the company was formed as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Spring Back Recycling was a Belmont University Enactus team project that investigated mattress recycling as a means of achieving a triple bottom line by serving people, renewing the planet, and earning a profit in the long run.

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.


What People Say About Springback Recycling

Not only does Springback keep approximately 30,000 mattresses and box springs out of landfills on an annual basis, but they also hire disenfranchised men to get them back into the workforce and onto a path of bettering themselves. They are doing so much good for the environment, our communities, and the people in our communities.” – Abby S., Tennessee Environmental Counsel

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.


Partnership with the  US Army and have recycled over 10,000 mattresses from Fort Campbel base.


Created or own 501 (C)(3) and became a fully self supported Non-Profit organization. While we would love your donations to support our ongoing efforts at buying our own warehouse. We can now operate on our annual budget without seeking outside help.


Partnered with Tennessee Dept of Conservation and Energy.

Currently, we recycle well over 40,000 mattresses per year. In addition, over 3,000,000 pounds of waste are recycled each year, keeping it out of middle Tennessee landfills.


Began our 1st partnership with local retailers to recycle more old mattresses at the point of sale. Today we partner with over 2 dozen retail mattress stores. 


Surpassed 250,000 mattresses recycled. That’s over 16,000,000 cubic feet of landfill space.


Began our 1st national partnership with an international mattress manufacturer that has quickly become our largest supplier of used mattresses. 


Over 400,000 mattresses recycled. That’s over 26,000,000 cubic feet of landfill space


Partnership with Google, recognized as an impactful non-profit, we now receive ad grants to further our mission. And we couldn’t be more grateful for the support.  


We expect to surpass 500,000 mattresses by August; That’s over 33,000,000 cubic feet of landfill space.  

Want to Dispose of Your Old, Worn Out Mattresses?

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