The Glenmore Landfill will be recycling mattresses beginning June 1, 2016.
While the landfill has always accepted mattresses, this is a new program to break-down and recycle various parts of these items. Beginning on June 1, residents disposing of a mattress or mattresses will be directed to a specific location at the landfill and charged a handling fee of $12.50 per mattress to cover the cost of processing.
Mattresses are a challenge to dispose of because they “float” to the top of the landfill face even after being buried. The mattress springs can wrap around moving parts of the landfill’s compaction machinery causing damage to the equipment.