Did you know that about 50,000 mattresses end up in a landfill every single day? Mattresses in our landfills is a larger problem than the general public realizes. Because typically once the mattresses are piled up in the landfill, loose springs poke through and can tamper with the landfill compactor.
What’s worse, is sadly most mattresses are filled with chemicals, and in the landfill those chemicals will leach into the pile. Those chemicals can even trickle into runoff, ending up in your local water supply. The chemical leaching can create unsafe environments for the landfill workers, and is extremely damaging to the environment.
If you’re trying to keep your mattress out of the landfill, great! You’re halfway there. Many people don’t realize, but there are several options for your mattress besides the landfill. We’ve rounded them all up so that you can choose one that works best for you.