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BedShred Responsible Mattress Disposal

Charleston & Summerville Area, SC

Where does my old mattress go?, an initiative of Charleston MattressĀ®, is committed to keeping your old mattress out of landfills through aggressive recycling techniques. Every discarded mattress is destroyed and recycled, meaning components are never refurbished or reused in bedding again.

The process leaves only 10% of each mattress being discarded as compacted waste. The effort is in collaboration with Nine Lives Recycling in Pamplico, SC where the mattresses are stored and materials processed on a 12-acre former tobacco farm.


Carpet Pad  

The foam and quilted foam are pulled from the old mattresses, baled, and then turned over to carpet manufacturers for extensive cleaning and processing for eventual use in carpet padding.

Bicycle Wheel Spokes  

The coils are delivered to a scrap yard for traditional steel recycling. There are millions of uses for recycled steel, including bicycle spokes.


Wood from a boxspring is made available to the community for free and is used for various reclamation projects.

Polyester Recycling  

Polyester is collected and recycled into usable polyester. The team is currently seeking a market for this material. One possibility is polyester ratchet straps.

BedShred Hauler  

Schedule a pick-up from the BedShred Hauler. The sole purpose of this one-of-a-kind trailer is to transport old mattresses to Pamplico, SC for processing.'s Feature in the Post & Courier

"When it's time to put your old mattress or box springs to bed, do you think where it goes?

In the United States, the Mattress Recycling Council estimates that 50,000 mattresses and box springs end up in the nation's landfills every day."



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BedShred Responsible Mattress Disposal & Recycling
(843) 557-5474
Mailing Address: 164 Market Street, Box #275 | Charleston, SC 29401