Recycle your mattress

When you recycle your mattress (foam or futon) and box spring, you reduce the amount of waste going to our landfill.

To recycle your mattress and box spring, you can:

  • Bring it to the Landfill or Transfer Station for a fee
  • Hire a mattress recycling company or junk removal company

Don't dump your mattress in an alley or on the street. It's illegal and you could be fined for illegal dumping.

Recycling mattresses at the Landfill and Transfer Station

Mattress, futon, and box spring recycling fee: $15.00 per item

One mattress and box spring set is two items.

Maximum amounts we accept

  • 8 items
    At the Landfill 
  • 4 items
    At the Transfer Station

Accepted locations

  • Landfill
  • Transfer Station

Mattresses with bedbugs

Mattresses with bedbugs can be recycled at the Transfer Station and Landfill—depending on the level of contamination—for the mattress recycling fee.

Prepare a mattress with bedbugs for safe transport, handling, and recycling.

  1. Wrap it in a plastic mattress bag or plastic sheeting (for sale at shops selling mattresses or moving supplies).
  2. Seal it.
  3. Label it “contains bedbugs”.

Learn about controlling bedbugs Link to external page in a Vancouver Coastal Health guide.

More than 8 mattresses

To recycle more than the maximum amount of mattresses accepted at the Transfer Station or Landfill, first contact a private mattress recycling company. If you can't find a company to recycle the mattresses, dispose them at the Landfill for a fee.

  1. Find a mattress recycling company using Yellow Pages.
  2. Dispose of a large quantity of mattresses with bed bugs at the Landfill.

When you can't recycle mattresses

If a mattress recycling company can't recycle your mattress, bury it at the Landfill.

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Last modified: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:49:28