WINNIPEG — A new mattress recycling program is hoping to divert up to 8,000 mattresses and box springs from the landfill.
The city has partnered with Mother Earth Recycling on the pilot program, where residents can drop off up to six mattresses and box springs at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot for free.
“Waste diversion is a critical part of the City’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and extend the life of the Brady Road Resource Management Facility,” said Cindy Gilroy, chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment.
The city is contributing $193,000 towards the pilot program, which runs until January 31, 2020, or until 8,000 mattresses are collected.
Only material that is not wet, soiled, mouldy, burnt, or infested with bedbugs will be accepted. The program doesn’t include acceptance of air mattresses, waterbeds, bed frames, and sofa bed frames.