From CTV News Winnipeg:

Every year, thousands of mattresses get dumped in Manitoba landfills. Now, a Winnipeg recycling business wants to change that, but it could be years before the public is able to access its services.

According to numbers provided by Mother Earth Recycling and the provincial government, 40,000 mattresses from Winnipeg alone wind up at the garbage dump.

Until now, the option to recycle them didn’t exist.

The company will initially work with Ikea. The furniture retailer will charge willing customers a $10 fee to have their old mattress delivered to the recycling facility.

“Ikea has a long history of working with social entrepreneurs around the world, but our support for Mother Earth Recycling is a first for Canada,” said Daevid Ramey of Ikea.

To begin, the company will only accept used mattresses dropped off by retailers, but Mother Earth Recycling would eventually like to create a partnership with the City of Winnipeg to recycle mattresses dumped in back lanes.

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