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King County is making it easier to recycle mattresses, box springs and futons with expanded service at five transfer stations

Summary

Mattress recycling service will expand to five King County transfer stations, including Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria, Shoreline, and Vashon, on Jan. 1. A $30 handling fee for recycling and disposal of mattresses, box springs, and futons will also go into effect at all King County stations and the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill.

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Recycling services for mattresses, box springs, and futons will be available at five King County transfer stations starting Jan. 1, building on a successful pilot program that the Solid Waste Division launched in 2017. 

A new $30 mattress handling fee will go into effect the same day to off-set the cost of the expanded service, which will reduce the amount of recyclable materials -- metal, wood, foam, and cotton -- that end up at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill from the 375,000 mattresses, box springs, and futons that are disposed of each year.

The handling fee will apply at each of the five stations -- Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria, Shoreline, and Vashon -- as well as the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley, which is open only to commercial haulers. The fee will apply to each mattress, box spring, and futon regardless of size, condition, or whether the item is recycled or disposed.

Residents can click here to find the nearest King County recycling and transfer station or call King County's Solid Waste Division at 206-477-4466, or 711 TTY.

More information about how to recycle or dispose of mattresses, paint, electronics and other unneeded or unwanted items is available on King County’s “What do I do with…” website.

King County’s Solid Waste Division operates eight transfer stations, two rural drop boxes, and the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, the only operational landfill in the county.


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For more information, contact:

Annie Kolb-Nelson, Solid Waste Division, 206-477-5373