Crow Wing County mattress recycling program restarts

By Paul Ploumis

The Crow Wing County mattress recycling program will resume after a temporary three-month closure due to COVID-19.

The recycling fee is $7 per item for twin/full-size mattresses, and $14 for queen size and larger. In order for mattresses to be recycled, they must be dry and relatively clean. Otherwise, landfill disposal is the only option where the fee is $28 per mattress for all sizes.

“Mattresses are big and bulky. They take up a lot of air space in the landfill. Mattress recycling is good for the environment and creates more space in the landfill for items that cannot be recycled,” environmental services supervisor Ryan Simonson stated in a news release.

For more information regarding mattress disposal options, contact the county Environmental Services Solid Waste Office at 218-824-1290.