The Mattress Challenge

The Mattress Challenge

Did you know that an estimated 20 million mattresses were dumped into landfills last year and up to 90% of a mattress can be recycled?

Hotels can make a great impact on disposing of mattresses responsibly, transforming them into reusable materials.

  • It takes up to 90 years for a mattress to decompose in a landfill.
  • Every mattress dumped in a landfill takes up 23 cubic feet of space and absorbs up to three times its weight in moisture.
  • At landfills, mattresses decompose letting different chemicals used to compose foam and fibers to seep into the ground and into the waste stream.
  • It can cost less to recycle a mattress than to throw it out.

Renewable Recycling, Inc. disassembles mattresses and box springs on site, then proceeds with bundling the parts, (metal, wood, wool, foam), bailing and distributing these parts to vendors that re-purpose the parts. The company certifies that 100% of the mattresses will be properly processed making the metal, wood, fabric, cloth, and foam available for purchase. Renewable Recycling extracts the maximum amount of reusable materials from each mattress for recycling. Learn more and sign up for a pick up here:

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