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Nine Lives Mattress Recycling

Nine Lives Mattress Recycling is a company in the post-consumer mattress field. Our purpose is responding to the need for more space in our landfills and to recycle the components of a mattress and box spring in order to save landfill space in our communitites. NLMR began recycling mattresses in 2006 by Ralph Bogan with commitment of his personal funds. NLMR manually deconstruct mattressess and box springs and seperate materials for recycling. In 2007 NLMR recycled 126 tons of mattresses and box springs. Of the 5000 units recycled the end result was approximately 33 tons of metal, 17 tons of cotton, 20 tons of wood, 15 tons of foam, 20 tons of poly-pad and 21 tons of waste.
truck photo
The average mattress takes up 23 cubic feet of landfill space. In 2007 NLMR saved 115,000. cubic feet of landfill space that equals 4259.25 cubic yards and based on a $40.00 tipping fee at the landfil, each compacted cubic yard is worth approximately $10.00 per cubic yard without mattresses. Only $1.00 per cubic yard with mattresses. The difference is without mattresses each compacted cubic yard weighs between 1500 and 1800 pounds. A cubic yard of compacted mattresses weighs around 250 pounds. Mattresses do not compact.
Therefore, NLMR saved local area landfills approximately $115,592.15 worth of landfill
space which can be sold again.compact photo

Nine Lives Mattress Recycling

charges only $4.00 per unit tip
ping fee.

Nine Lives can offer this very low rate as long our customers
are willing to deliver them to our location .

Nine Lives offers this to any:
city, county, state,
manufacturer, retailer,
hotel chain, motel,
Armed Forces….
in the United States .

If you would like to set up an account,
or set up a time for a drop off
just email us for an
application or appointment.

We currently work with Horry County Landfill and last year recycled 104 tons of mattresses from just that one location.

We also recycled 23 tons from surrounding bedding centers and hotels.

Our goal
for this year is
500 tons.

We are looking for
business, factories, waste management,
hotels, schools, roll off container companies
or any other source that may generate this post consumer product.

Contact Ralph Bogan
ralphbogan @

After you drop off your mattress at our facility, The bed will be sliced apart separating the foam, cotton, wood, and steel.compacter photo
The steel will be recycled at the local scrap yard.

The foam and cotton will be baled and sent to a shredder on its way back into the loop of manufactured goods to be turned into a variety of items including carpet pad.


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