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Mattresses/Box Springs

Mattresses/Box Springs
Mattress disassembly allows for the components to be recycled.Typically a mattress and box spring are comprised of up to 75% metal and wood.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Instead of purchasing a new mattress, which uses valuable timber and can be hard on the environment to produce and transport, consider buying a mattress pad to increase the lifespan of your old bed.

Purchasing new? Go for a bed that’s environmentally friendly. There are many brands that offer mattresses made from organic and non-toxic materials such as wool, latex, soy based foam and surface coverings made from natural materials. These are easier on the environment to produce.

Used mattresses and box springs in good condition can be offered to friends and family, to a charity, community group or online through social media or an online classifieds service. 

If you're purchasing new, ask the retailer if they offer recycling services for your old mattress.

Contact facilities listed below regarding restrictions and charges.


  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • Salt Spring Garbage and Recycling

    360 Blackburn Road
    Salt Spring Island

  • WIN Donation Centre

    555 Ardersier Road

  • The Environmental Story

    Mattresses and box springs are generally of a wood frame, springs and a covering of cloth and foam. Many of the materials used to make mattresses and box springs are recyclable, which makes them a bad candidate for landfills and a great resource in the rough.