Looking to get rid of that old mattress or box spring? In order to persuade citizens to dispose of their trash items responsibly the Denver area has implemented some of the highest dump rates in the nation. Items such as old mattresses and box springs have additional "large item" disposal fees making them very expensive to dispose of. Luckily Denver has many alternative options to getting rid of a mattress that are greener and more cost effective!!
The Traditional Method of Mattress Disposal: Landfill
The Denver Regional Landfill has minimums of almost $70 for dumping and around $35/piece for mattresses and box springs no matter what size. You also have to find a way to get it there! The worst part is mattresses take up on average
23 cubic feet of landfill space because they can't be broken down properly.
3 Alternative Mattress Disposal Methods in Denver
2. Mattress RECYCLING DROP-OFF
You can drop off old mattresses for recycling at Springback Colorado 3875 Steele St Denver, C0. Springback will charge $15/piece and will charge you at the time of drop-off.
3. DIY Mattress Recycling
To do this all you need is an exacto knife and some space (things may get messy). Simply cut around the edges of the mattress until you can take off the cover. Inside you will find foam and metal springs. Separate the foam and metal. You can actually bring the metal springs to the scrap yard and they will pay you for them. As for the foam you can shred it up and use it in dog beds, to make pillows or you can find a local carpet manufacturer who may pay you for the foam so they can use it for carpet underlay (same process with the box spring).
My name is Tim Sumerfield. My family has been in the mattress industry for 3 generations, and over that time I have heard/seen every issue you could imagine related to mattresses. I made this blog to give you answers to some of those mystery questions you may have about mattresses and sleep.