Mattresses and Box Springs

(Last Updated: 10/7/2019)

Dispose at Garbage Facility. Take bad condition mattresses and boxsprings to a disposal facility, don't dump them at the curb. See disposal fees and facility information. Some recycling and reuse options are described below.


Bedspring mattresses can be disassembled so the metal can be recycled. Contact the recycling company listed below to ask about recycling fees, accepted items, and hours. Pocket spring mattresses cannot be recycled with current technology.

Spring Back Mattress Recycling NW
117 Puyallup Ave Tacoma, WA 98421
253-302-3868 | Website | Map


Thrift stores do not accept used mattress or boxspring donations. However, you can sometimes give away or sell gently-used mattresses and box springs on Craigslist or social media marketplaces. Try a local buy/sell or Buy Nothing group.


When shopping for a new mattress, look for a quality, durable mattress. Wool and cotton mattresses, while expensive, are made from renewable resources and can last a lifetime with proper care.