Recycling your mattress can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint and help existing landfills last longer. A mattress can occupy between 20 and 60 cubic feet, making mattresses one of the largest commonly trashed items to end up in land fills.
Aside from taking up needed space, mattresses are often not made from biodegradable materials. Mattresses can even contain chemicals that can leach out into the surrounding soil and groundwater (Sleep Fresh Mattresses contain no harmful chemicals).
Most materials inside a mattress can be repurposed once the mattress is deconstructed, including: