Reduce Waste

Prolong the life of your mattress following the manufacturer’s instructions, generally by turning it four times a year.

Reusing your mattress is a great option if it is in good condition or lightly used.

Give it away – Give your old set to a relative or friend.
Donate – Local charities may accept mattresses if they are in excellent condition. Charities are not allowed to sell used mattresses but may be able to use mattresses or box springs for clients in need.
Sell – Mattresses are commonly listed on Craigslist or other online sales or materials exchange sites.
Re-purpose – Check out ideas on websites like Pinterest for making something out of an old box spring or mattress.