Reducing waste takes many forms. E-waste can potentially leak into the soil and water supply while other products like mattresses can be difficult to dispose of because of size and materials. Though the dangers they pose are different, responsibly recycling both e-waste and mattresses reduces waste and saves money. Thirty million mattresses pile up in landfills each year, where they are difficult to compact, clog equipment, and take up a lot of space. Yet these large household products are made almost entirely of recyclable materials. Recyclable Mattress Components Mattresses are a complex, multi-layered product. But, once deconstructed, the separate components can be recycled for many uses.