Yakima can now recycle Styrofoam and mattresses


If you’re an avid recycler in Yakima, you know that not having a place to recycle Styrofoam is frustrating. This is no longer a problem, however, as Yakima’s DTG Recycle recently announced new mattress and Styrofoam recycling programs at the old Anderson Rock & Demo Pit location. DTG Recycle officials say Styrofoam has been added to the community’s free recycling drop-off boxes section. After you turn in your Styrofoam, it’s shredded, “put into a compactor, heated, and extruded into billets. The billets are then shipped off and made into items like picture frames, fence posts, and curbs.” It is recommended to pre-pack the styrofoam for easier recycling.

You can now recycle your mattresses instead of going to landfill

DTG Recycle has also started a mattress recycling program.
DTG recycling officials say they recycle more than 90 percent of a mattress, which is then disassembled and sorted by hand. They say they process between 60 and 90 mattresses a day. Oddly enough, the wooden frames are ground up and mixed into hog fuel. The metal springs with scrap metal and foam are baled and shipped to distributors to use in their new product manufacturing process. DTG officials say they will recycle all types of mattresses and box springs for a per-item fee.

The company is located on Rocky Top Road

According to a press release, DTG Recycle collects and processes waste and creates innovative products from reclaimed materials. The store is located at 41 Rocky Top Road in Yakima.

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