Each year, millions of mattresses and box springs are replaced and sent to landfills or incinerators. They represent one of the most serious challenges to responsible waste management. Discarded mattresses and box springs take up large amounts of space in landfills, may take decades to decompose, create flammable air pockets, jam equipment, and create dangerous conditions for landfill workers.
Since 1996, Chicago Mattress Company has safely and dependably removed over 2,000,000 mattresses and box springs from retail distribution centers, hotel chains, and university campuses. Once returned to our manufacturing facility in Chicago:
Over 60% of the raw materials harvested from these beds is re-used to create mattresses and box springs that meet every health and safety standard
Over 90% of the non-usable steel is separated by CMC and recycled by scrap metal processors
A growing percentage of the cotton and polyurethane foam that is not re-used in our renovated products is baled and sold into resale markets
By re-using and recycling used mattresses and box springs, nearly 90% of the bedding removed by CMC from hotels, college campuses, and retail distribution centers is put to its highest and best use in safe and affordable bedding or as recycled raw materials for other products.
Our vision for CMC is to continue to reduce and recycle the waste generated by our manufacturing process and to become a “zero waste” facility. Our vision is to be recognized universally as the most effective and efficient channel for disposing of used bedding — it’s good for the environment, and it’s good for our business. It is with this vision that CMC has commited to developing and operating a mattress recycling business separate from, but complementary to CMC