Recycle your mattress

When you recycle your mattress, you are helping reduce the amount of waste going into our Landfill.

You can bring your mattress, including foam or futon mattresses and box springs, to the Landfill or Transfer Station, take them directly to a third party mattress recycling company, or call a private junk removal company.

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”.

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 cannot 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


Managing bedbugs

Vancouver Coastal Health has a guide about controlling bedbugs.

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Find the Landfill

Landfill and Transfer Station

Get directions to both the Landfill and the Transfer Station. Find their hours of operation.

Do not dump your mattress in the alley

No dumping

Dumping your mattress in an alley or on the street is illegal.

Find out why it is important to dispose of unwanted items properly, and how to report illegal dumping.

Illegal dumping

Last modified: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:46:22