The City of Winnipeg has launched a pilot program to recycle mattresses in partnership with Mother Earth Recycling.
The program will allow people to drop off mattresses and box springs to the Brady Road 4R Depot for free between now and January 31, 2020.
Those items will then be deconstructed into components such as fabric, foam, wood and metal and then recycled to make new products.
The city has earmarked $193,000 towards the pilot in the hopes of diverting 8,000 mattresses from the landfill.
“Waste diversion is a critical part of the City’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and extend the life of the Brady Road Resource Management Facility,” said Cindy Gilroy, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment.
The program is only available at the Brady Road location and cannot accept Mattresses or box springs that are wet, soiled, mouldy, burnt or infested with bedbugs.
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