The city of Aurora is offering a better way to dispose of an old mattress or box spring than sending it to a landfill or dumping it illegally.
In partnership with Spring Back Colorado Mattress Recycling, the city is hosting a mattress recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at Central Facilities Recycling Center, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave. The cost is $20 per mattress or box spring.
Between 20 and 40 million mattresses end up in landfills each year in the United States, according to Spring Back Colorado Mattress Recycling. Mattress recycling reduces demand on overburdened landfills by breaking down over 90 percent of each mattress into individual components and recycling or repurposing them.
For more information, call 303.739.7173 or visit AuroraGov.org/Recycle.