The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), in partnership with The Houston Furniture Bank, has launched a pilot program to recycle mattresses. Instead of going to the landfill, mattresses dropped off at two of the City’s six Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers (depositories), will be delivered to The Furniture Bank where the mattresses will be deconstructed and the materials recovered will be recycled into new products. The two containers used to house the mattresses were generously donated by BBVA Compass Bank to The Houston Furniture Bank.
Mattresses are accepted at all six depositories; however, only the mattresses dropped off at the 2240 Central Street, Houston 77017 and 5565 Kirkpatrick, Houston 77028 depositories are diverted for recycling. Other locations for mattress drop off may be added in the future.
All depositories are open:
Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time)
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Non-Daylight Savings Time)
Houston residents may use the depositories four times per month and are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time to allow adequate time to unload. Each user must provide a Texas Drivers License or ID and a current utility bill or city property tax receipt as proof of residency.
For questions, contact Sandra Jackson at Sandra.Jackson2@houstontx.gov, Marlene Garcia at Marlene.Garcia@houstontx.gov or call 713.837.9114. To learn more about SWMD, visit http://www.houstonsolidwaste.org/.