- 35 to 40 million new mattresses and foundations are sold annually in the United States.
- At least 15 to 20 million mattresses and foundations are discarded annually in the United States.
- Discarded mattresses currently are sent to recyclers, landfills and incinerators, used furniture stores and charities, and renovators.
Source: Mattress Recycling Council
- Mattress recycling 2014–Everything you need to know
- What is the Mattress Recycling Council?
- Where the parts and pieces of recycled mattresses go (diagram at Sleep Savvy magazine)
- A closer look at mattress recyclers (at Sleep Savvy magazine)
- Mattress recycling stats
For the latest information about mattress recycling, bookmark the Mattress Recycling Council’s website and check it often.
If you have specific questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. BedTimes also offers regular updates about recycling in the print magazine and online. Search “mattress recycling” at BedTimes.