Repurposing the Mattress

Doing old mattress disposal by breaking it down and box springs yourself if you enjoy doing DIY. Steel, polyurethane foam, memory foam, latex foam, natural fibers, wooden components, nails, screws, and many more useful materials can be found in mattresses.

The materials can be used for a number of things, such as:

Recycling the components: Take the steel components and springs out of your mattress and sell them to nearby scrap yards and recyclers of scrap metal. You can recycle any components of your mattress made of cotton, wool, silk, polyester, or rayon.

Your old cotton mattress and foam materials can be repurposed for a variety of home improvement tasks. They can be shredded and used as pillows, carpet padding, filters, seat cushions, and more.

Use your mattress’ wooden components for gardening by disassembling them. The wood is excellent as lawn mulch when it is shredded.