Mattresses and box springs are a bulky item in our waste stream and can be problematic because they are hard to move, clog up equipment, and are hard to compact in a landfill.  Fortunately, there are options for reusing and recycling old mattresses and box springs in the Twin Cities. 

Reuse

Mattresses and box springs aren't accepted at thrift stores, but they are accepted at a local nonprofit store in the Twin Cities. Bridging accepts donations of quality, gently used furniture and household goods (see list here) at their Bloomington location. You have the choice to bring your donations to their facility at no charge, or schedule a pick-up from your home for a fee ($75 for curbside pick up, $150 for in-home pick up). Bridging does not accept bed frames, headboards or footboards.

Bridging
201 W 87th St
Bloomington, MN 55420 [map]
952-888-1105
www.Bridging.org
M-Th 10am-6pm; F-Sa 9am-3pm

Recycle

Mattresses no longer in usable condition can be recycled. This option  is a way to recover and recycle materials like metal, wood and textiles. Call for drop-off hours and information on fees.

Certified Recycling
14305 Ewing Ave
Burnsville, MN 55306
952-894-1448
www.certifiedappliance.com

Second Chance Recycling
1179 15th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-332-0664 ext. 14
www.secondchancerecyclingmn.com

J&J Recycling Center
607 Barge Channel Road
Saint Paul, MN 55107
651-227-4457
www.dumpsterrentalmn.com

If recycling mattresses and box springs is not an option, ask the retailer that brings your new mattress if they offer disposal.  If they don't, call your licensed garbage hauler to schedule a pick-up (if you live in an apartment or are part of an association, find contact information for the licensed commercial haulers), or bring it to a landfill, both for a fee. 

Contact Us

City Education Department
13713 Frontier Court
Burnsville, MN 55337-3817
Phone: 952-895-4559

Dakota Valley Recycling

DVR is the partnership recycling department for the Cities of Apple Valley, BurnsvilleEagan and Lakeville that connects residents and businesses to recycling, composting and waste disposal information.

DVR is not a drop off facility and does not accept any materials for recycling.