Recycling 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.
- Wrap it in a plastic mattress bag or plastic sheeting (for sale at shops selling mattresses or moving supplies).
- Seal it.
- Label it “contains bedbugs”.
Learn about controlling bedbugs in a Vancouver Coastal Health guide.
Recycling over 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.
- Find a mattress recycling company using Yellow Pages.
- Dispose of a large quantity of mattresses with bed bugs at the Landfill.
Disposing of unrecyclable mattresses
If a mattress recycling company can't recycle your mattress, bury it at the Landfill.