Mattress Recycling

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A pilot mattress recycling program is underway for City of Charleston residents, Jan 1- Dec 31, 2021!

The City received grant funding from SCDHEC to test methods of collection to recycle mattresses.

Did you know most mattresses and box springs are about 90% recyclable?

How can you recycle your old mattress?

    • Bring your mattresses and/or box springs for FREE recycling 
    • Limit four pieces per vehicle. Proof of residency may be requested. 
  2. PICK UP: To schedule a pick up for your mattresses, visit (a small fee applies for this private service).

2021 Official Drop-Off Dates:

Please note this is a pilot project, meaning we are testing locations, times, etc. to determine optimum program function.  This means dates and times can vary.  This list has the official information.  

  • January 4 and 18
  • POP-UP EVENT- Saturday, January 29, 10am-12pm, 2150 Milford St
  • February 1 and 15
  • March 1 and 15
  • April 5 and 19
  • POP-UP EVENT: Saturday, May 1, 10am-12pm, 2150 Milford St
  • May 3 and May 17 
  • June 7 and 21
  • July 19, 4:00-6:00pm, 2150 Milford St
  • August 2, 5:00-6:00pm, 2150 Milford St
  • August 16, 5:00-6:00pm, 2150 Milford St
  • September 13, 4:00-6:00pm, 2150 Milford St
  • October 18, 3:00-6:00pm, 2150 Milford St 
  • November TBD, 4:00-6:00pm, 2150 Milford St 
  • December TBD, 4:00-6:00pm, 2150 Milford St 

Note: 1st and 3rd Monday drop off events were tested during January- June 2021.  For summer and fall dates, please see list above.  

Why should you recycle your old mattress?

Mattresses are bulky and springy so they don’t compact well and take up lots of valuable space in landfills.  Save precious landfill space and give your mattress parts a new life by recycling your old mattresses and box springs.

What will happen to them?

Mattresses will be transported to a special facility in South Carolina to undergo a unique processing method.

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Printable Flyer

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