Why Mattress Recycling is Important
Statewide, Texans dispose of over 2.8 million mattresses every year. Many end up in our landfills. That’s 84,000 tons of materials that could be recycled! According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas only has 56 years left of landfill reserve capacity. Mattresses take up 400 times more space in landfills than normal garbage. Therefore, it’s imperative we divert mattresses from our landfills NOW!
About 80% of every mattress can be recycled, by weight. Mattress recycling diverts these materials from landfills and allows them to be reused in the circular economy. By conserving these resources, we reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. Recycling mattresses not only improves the environment of our beautiful planet, it also provides needed jobs for disenfranchised members of our community.