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Mattresses and box spring recycling is back The new program will recycle all mattresses and box springs collected in our large item program. THERE IS NO LONGER A FEE FOR THE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING OF THESE ITEMS.
Mattresses and box springs will continue to be collected as part of the Streets Division's regular large item program. Large items are collected every other week, on the same day as your regular trash. Your large item collection occurs on the week we do NOT collect your recycling. For details on large item service . You do not need to take any special steps to get your mattresses and box springs recycled. Our crews will keep these items separate on their collection trucks. We ask that you do not put mattresses and box springs at the curb when rain is in the forecast. Wet units cannot be recycled.
What happens to the mattresses and box springs
Mattresses and box springs collected as part of this program are shipped the Bay Area Recycling for Charities in Traverse City, MI. There the units are dismantled. Steel, polyurethane foam, wood, and fabric padding are recycled. The outer covers are sent to the landfill.