The metal, wood, and foam or fabric filling in that mattress can be recycled. Here’s how:
1. Recycle mattresses with many local retailers. Most mattress sellers will haul away your unwanted mattress when you buy a new one, and a few will do so even without a purchase. When shopping, ask each store about their mattress recycling service.
2. Recycle mattresses with Take-It-Back Network businesses. Find a business that’s convenient for you at: www.takeitbacknetwork.org.
3. Call (206) 684-3000 to arrange a “bulky item” pickup. Just $30, it costs the same as a car trip to the transfer station, and you’ll save yourself time and gas!