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