A donated bed is a repurposed bed.
Kansas City residents discard an estimated 30,000+ mattresses each year. Nationally, it’s more like 20 million mattresses and box springs annually. End on end, that’s enough mattresses to circle the earth!
Most are not recycled or repurposed. That means 450 million pounds of bed waste is taking up more than 100 million cubic feet of landfill space every year.
And mattresses are particularly troublesome landfill tenants. They don’t decompose, they become refuges for bedbugs and other vermin, they take up a lot of space, and they contain non-biodegradable synthetic foam and fibers and hazardous flame retardant chemicals which can leach into drinking water.
You can help.
Your gently-used mattress or monetary donations helps Sleepyhead Beds to provide Kansas City area children and families in need with a place to sleep, and keeps your beds out of Kansas City’s landfills.