(Last Updated: 3/3/2020)
Take bad condition mattresses and boxsprings to a disposal facility, don't dump them at the curb.
Drop-off mattress and box spring recycling is available at NW Furniture Bank in Tacoma for a fee.
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.
Buying mattresses that last
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.