I will recycle my mattresses at a participating collection site or recycling facility where they will be recycled by Bye Bye Mattress. This mattress stewardship program is state law and requires that retailers charge a recycling fee of $9 for each mattress and box spring sold in the state. Two dollars is redeemed to the owner when the mattress or box spring is brought to the recycling center only.
Former Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch wrote in a blog post “The mattresses are being disassembled by people previously unemployed or those re-entering the workforce from incarceration. Mattress raw materials are being sold and re-manufactured into new products and the revenues from this enterprise create jobs. All while reducing our carbon footprint!”