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Mattress Recycling

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Customers can bring out their old, worn out mattresses and box springs to the Landfill (fees apply).  The mattresses are then loaded onto a roll-off truck and hauled to Hutchinson Correction Facility, located in Hutchinson Kansas.  The inmates at HCF dismantle the mattresses and box springs, and separate the recyclable materials.  From these materials the inmates make outdoor furniture and dog beds for the public to purchase.

HCF Outdoor Furniture & Dog Bed Price List

Out Door Furniture

Step Stool—$20.00

Flower Boxes—$15.00

Bench Top—$10.00

Foot Rest for Chairs—$15.00

Regular Size Chair—$25.00

Double Chair—$40.00

Child’s Chair—$15.00

Regular Size Storage Box—$20.00

Large Size Storage Box—$35.00

Dog Beds

Crate Pads

21 x 33—$10.00

25 x 35—$20.00

26 x 39—$30.00

28 x 47—$40.00

Note:  Sizes are approximate as sometimes they shrink up some when laundered.  Thicknesses vary depending on the mattress material, so if you have a preference, let us know.

Foam Beds Covered in Waterproof Material

20 x 32—$20.00

26 x 35—$30.00

32 x 40—$40.00

36 x 50—$50.00

Note:  We can make washable covers for these beds, if you like, but you must provide the material or pay the cost of material you want us to use.

We can make either of the beds in whatever size you need.

 To Place an Order:

Phone:  (620) 728-3341

E-mail:  chandy@doc.ks.gov  


Why Recycle Mattresses?

•Mattresses take up to 23 cubic feet of space each.  If you multiply this by the more than 300 mattresses tossed daily, that’s a lot of waste occurring at high volumes.

 •Mattresses are difficult to breakdown because of the way they are manufactured.  Their bulkiness and metal springs have a history of causing damage to landfill machinery.

 •90% of the materials in mattresses can be recycled.

            *Metal springs are melted down and sold to steel companies

            *The cotton and foam can be used for carpet bagging or insulation.

            *The wood is commonly sold to wood chippers or burnt for fuel.


For more information on any of the Landfill’s recycling programs, contact us at (620) 793-1898 or (620) 793-1899.