Mattress Recycling

  • Each year in Houston’s metropolitan area, hundreds of thousands of mattresses are dumped to create millions of cubic feet of landfill, enough to fill two (2) Reliant Stadiums, every year!! Assisted by Finger Furniture CompanyNew Tech Global, the Brown Foundation, and Harris County Probations Department, we have initiated the Mattress Recycling Program.  Houston Furniture Bank was selected by St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County in Eugene, Oregon, as one of only three entities in the nation to be trained in this leading-edge recycling effort funded through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


  • We prepare, sort, bale, and sell used mattress components and other recyclable items:

    • build  sustainable revenue for our operating costs
    • avoid  millions of cubic feet of landfill trash
    • create  job opportunities for people with limited skills

    We recycle mattresses that have:

    • stains
    • tears
    • sagging
    • odor
    • pet hair
    • bed bugs
  • Almost 600,000 mattresses are discarded each year in Houston alone, creating over 15 million cubic feet of landfill in our community.

    If a mattress is NOT in reusable condition,
    we recycle it.


We welcome donations of other recyclable items including:

  • Metals (i.e. non-working appliances & obsolete computer hardware)
  • Plastics (i.e. water bottles & split foam cushions)

Please refer to our guidelines for more details about items we recycle!

Recycling Partners

Our Recycling Program also partners with the Texas Department of Corrections to provide recently-released ex-convicts with employment during the critical first year after incarceration.

Our goals are to:

  • create awareness of the irresponsible act of dumping mattresses
  • actively reduce landfill
  • eliminate unsightly illegal trash dumps
  • improve the environment for generations to come
  • create funds to support our mission

Mattress Recycling Location

Address: 3915 Tharp Street, Houston 77003

Phone: (713) 842-9771

Hours: Tuesday –  Saturday, 8AM – 3PM

Located adjacent to Houston Furniture Bank and Bargain Bazaar,
on northbound side of I-45 between Scott and Cullen.