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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 transfer station or landfill for a fee
- Hire a mattress recycling company or junk removal company
Important note 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 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 External website, opens in new tab 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.