Many materials from discarded mattresses, such as steel springs and polyurethane foam, can be readily recycled, but most cotton and coconut fiber used in some mattresses is unfortunately landfilled because there are no efficient uses for them, until now. The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) recently completed a pilot project with a commercial composter in Gilroy, Calif., which found that these materials can be composted with organic yard waste materials to produce compost material for landscapers and other commercial buyers.