Apartment Mattress Recycling

In 2024, Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy  and Second Chance Recycling are offering a free pilot program to apartments located in Ramsey and Washington counties. This is a great opportunity to try out recycling while saving money on mattress disposal.

In 2023, participating apartments recycled 685 mattresses
– that’s over 37,000 pounds of waste prevented!

How It Works

Talk with a sustainability specialist about your
needs and contact programs@recyclingandenergy.org to participate

Request mattress pickup by Second Chance Recycling

Complete a brief survey at the end of the program

Several options for collection are available, including:

  • By request as needed
  • Pre-arranged dates/timeframes, including one-day, weekend, weekly and monthly
  • Seasonally (example: weekly collection during summer/fall)

The pilot program is set to continue until June 2024, at which time, interested participants will have the option to continue with low-cost recycling services.

From July 2024 onwards, mattresses and box springs can be recycled at a cost of $10 per item, along with a $10 charge for each pick-up.

For questions, please contact programs@recyclingandenergy.org.