About 30 million mattresses a year are sent to U.S. landfills where they occupy a lot of space and take a long time to decompose. Discarded mattresses left on the street can become a public health hazard by attracting bed bugs and other vermin.
In 2013 Connecticut, Rhode Island and California passed mattress recycling laws that set up non-profit organizations to implement and run mattress recycling programs. They are the only states to do so thus far.
DISCARDED MATTRESS FACTS
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.