What types of mattresses can be accepted for recycling?

Any size mattresses are allowed.  A maximum of four pieces can be recycled at one time.  

  • Mattresses: which are defined to include any sleep surface covered with ticking or fabric that contains resilient material, such as steel innersprings, foam, fiber, or other filling or upholstery materials, used alone or in combination, regardless of size or shape.  (This includes all types of memory foam mattresses, with or without cooling gels, including the Purple Mattress.)
  • Box springs (also commonly called Foundations): which are defined to include a ticking- or fabric-covered structure used to support a mattress or sleep surface, and may be comprised of a frame, foam, springs or other structure, or other materials, used alone or in combination, and includes both adjustable bases or foundations and stationary foundations.

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1. What types of mattresses can be accepted for recycling?
2. Are there types of mattresses not accepted and what should I do with those?
3. Who can recycle their mattresses for free?
4. How do I prove I'm a resident at the drop off site?
5. What if I don't live in the City of Charleston and still want to recycle my mattress?
6. May I leave my mattress curbside on my weekly trash collection day?
7. Is it ok if I'm early or late to the drop off site or the designated hours don't work for me?
8. Can mattress retail stores bring old mattresses to the City's drop off site?
9. How do I recycle my old mattress or box spring?
10. Where does my old mattress go and what happens to it?
11. Why should I recycle my old mattress or box spring?
12. When does the program start and how long will it last?