Ever wonder how many mattresses are disposed of in your city? We’ve compiled statewide population data for some of the largest cities in Texas to show you how many mattresses are disposed of and how many tons of materials are lost to landfills every year. Full list at the bottom.
Be Prepared to be shocked!
Where Does Your Population Data Come From?
All city population data was pulled from the beloved U.S. Census Bureau: “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014” and “B01001 Sex by Age.” 2010 – 2014 American Community Survey.
*Statewide population data was pulled from the Texas Department of Health Human Services 2016 Population Projections
How Did You Estimate Disposal Volume?
Our calculation methodology is based on the following two assumptions:
10% of the population buys a new mattress every year
This is equal to the number of mattresses that are to be disposed