At this time, MSU recycling can only accept mattresses for disposal from MSU departments. Mattresses are usually composed of a combination of materials which must be separated during the recycling process before they can be made into new products. Example materials include polyurethane foam, cotton, fabric ticking, cotton shoddy, coconut coir, steel, and wood.
Lightly used mattresses can be repurposed through the MSU Surplus Store. Departments wishing to send mattresses to MSU Surplus for reuse should submit a Pick Up Request Form (PURF).
Where to Recycle Mattresses
Departments with mattresses which cannot be reused should submit a service request to have their used mattresses recycled.
Interior Recycling Stations
Public Drop Off Center
University Apartments Recycling Stations
Athletic Event Recycling Stations
Exterior Recycling Stations
Where Does It Go?
Mattresses which can be reused are repurposed through MSU Surplus. Those which cannot be repurposed are sent to a processor to be recycled.