If your mattress is due an upgrade soon, don’t take your old one down to the local tip. You may be thinking that the materials in mattresses aren’t exactly harmful, so what’s the big deal? And whilst these materials may not be the most damaging in the dump, the mattress will be waiting to deteriorate for decades to come.
By the time you purchase your net new mattress, the old mattress will only have more waste piling up on top of it without deteriorating. A question comes to light: how can we go about mattress disposal in a more environmentally sustainable way? After all, we must all do our bit for climate change.
Recycling mattresses is not a new phenomenon, in fact, Mattressman has been operating under a zero-landfill policy for over five years. We also offer one of the cheapest recycling services in the mattress industry, collecting and recycling your old mattresses and bed frames for only £25 per item.
The cost covers the removal of the item and the transportation to a recycling centre to get sorted and treated. Once there, springs will be removed so they can be recycled at steel mills, and any foams are sanitized and repurposed for padding. As for the rest, wood and textiles that are contaminated will be used for energy production.
Not only does this mean you can sleep better on a new mattress, but you can sleep better knowing that every part of your old mattress is being recycled – not just waiting to deteriorate in a landfill. These small steps will help us protect our environment and the world for future generations to come.