Onalaska mattress recycler receives processor award

Wisconsin’s only mattress recycler, 7 Rivers Recycling, receives the 2018 Sustainable Processor Award.

7 Rivers Recycling has been processing mattresses since 2014 using a process similar to fileting a fish and separating all the materials, according to Brian Tippetts, Part-Owner of the company.

Tippetts said, the materials are used by foundries (springs), carpet manufactures (foam), mulch producers (wood), and landscapers/movers/contractors (padding).

“It is great to be recognized with this state-wide award and that 7 Rivers would love to replicate this sustainable operation in other communities in Wisconsin and neighboring states through public-private partnerships,” Tippetts said.