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Helping Save the Earth through Mattress Recycling

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Why Recycle Mattresses?

Convert mattresses into reusable materials! We can prevent millions of unnecessary pounds of waste each year through mattress recycling.

  • Over 30 million mattresses are sent to landfills across the country each year.
  • Mattresses range in size from 27 to 60 cubic feet and average 60 lbs.
  • Mattresses decompose slowly in a landfill, often taking over a decade.
  • Mattresses absorb hazardous materials and store flammable pockets of air.
  • If thrown in machinery, mattresses can destroy compacters due to the bulkiness and metal coils.

What We Do

When we first tore a mattress apart, we were surprised by the amount of foam, cotton, felt, wood, and metal that we found. After disassembly, Spring Back’s strength after disassembly is its ability to source each of these materials to their respective buyers, recycling nearly 100% of each mattress.

So, what happens to these materials? Each material is separated and baled appropriately as every mattress and box spring is deconstructed. Material buyers then repurpose the scrap, giving each mattress a new life.

  • Our foam, cotton and felt are repurposed into items such as carpet padding.
  • Our Steel is melted at a foundry and ultimately repurposed into new items.
  • Our wood is sent to the chipper and repurposed into landscape mulch.
  • Spring Back Recycling aims to prevent used mattresses from entering landfills and from recirculating in the secondary market, where they pose ongoing health risks.
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Spring Back Recycling Is Changing Lives and Improving the Environment in a Sustainable Way. One Mattress at a Time.

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