Over half a million mattresses are disposed of every year in this country.
Up to 20 tonnes of mattresses could avoid being dumped and instead recycled for free at collection points in the midlands.
Westmeath Amnesty Mattress Days are accepting registrations for people to dispose of their old mattresses safely and legally.
Collections will take place in Mullingar this Saturday and again in Athlone next week, both from 9am to 3pm at the local Civic Amenity Centres.
Bounce Back Recycling manager, Martin Ward, says 600,000 mattresses are disposed of every year in Ireland: