Your go-to guide for waste & recycling in the Twin Cities.
An estimated 400,000 mattresses are purchased each year in the Twin Cities metro area by residents, the hospitality industry and institutions. Most of those mattresses eventually end up in a landfill. You can recycle mattresses instead–more than 80 percent of the materials in mattresses are recyclable.
Disposing of mattresses and box springs can be a problem because they are hard to move, clog up waste sorting equipment and are nearly impossible to compact in a landfill. Reuse or recycle mattresses and box springs instead. Ninety percent of a mattress can be broken down and recycled.
Mattresses and box springs are accepted for recycling at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facility in Brooklyn Park for a fee of $15 for each piece.
Minneapolis residents can recycle their mattresses for free curbside. Visit the City of Minneapolis' website for preparation instructions.
Prolong the life of your mattress following the manufacturer's instructions, generally by turning it four times a year.
Reusing your mattress is a great option if it is in good condition or lightly used.
Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10 AM - 6 PM Wed. 10 AM - 8 PM Sat. 8 AM - 5 PM (no organics on Saturdays)Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.
Open to residents of Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties.
Bring proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill and payment if applicable.
Accepts appliances, bulky items, home construction project waste, household garbage, scrap metal, tires & treated wood.