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