Most of the time, there is a fee to recycle your old mattress. If you arrange for someone to pick-up the mattress at your house, expect to pay $20 – $40 per mattress or box springs. If you take your mattress to a mattress recycling facility, you will spend between $10 – $20 for each mattress or box springs. The requirements for accepted mattress contributions will differ depending on the facility. Most recycling facilities will not accept a damp, discolored mattress or one that has a bed bug infestation. Broken or damaged mattresses, on the other hand, may typically be given. A few locations that accept mattresses for recycling in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area include:
Components that you can recycle from an old mattress include foam, springs, upholstery, wood pieces, and box springs. For information on the different ways to reuse mattress parts, see the section below on reusing old mattresses.