Every year, some of the mattresses from Tufts dormitories need to be replaced. Depending on their condition, they are either donated or recycled. If a mattress has serious tears, or is deformed, it is removed and recycled by Conigliaro Industries. Up to 75 to 80 mattress from Tufts are recycled in a single calendar year. Mattresses in good condition are donated to local area shelters.