2 June 2016

Why You Should Recycle Your Mattress When The Time Comes

Over time we have found out the many benefits that are associated with recycling and we have begun acting accordingly. From putting our glass bottles into a different bin to our paper, we are aware of the little differences that can go a long way when it comes to recycling. As well as saving us money and protecting the environment, by recycling you are reducing the amount of landfill space we need and conserving raw materials. However, there are more methods of recycling that we can use that will continue to yield these benefits that you may not be mindful of.

None more so than bed recycling and what better way to get rid of your old mattress and replace it with your new one thanks to Bedstar and their bed recycling programme. As well as delivering your new mattress from their range of high quality and comfortable options, they will also take your old when they come to your door and you can do your bit for the environment. There’s no hassle of being stuck with a big mattress in the house and there’s no issues of deciding when and how to take it away, it’s all done for you. Whilst you may initially just thank them for their convenience, the role it plays in helping our environment should not be underestimated.


A prime benefit of recycling mattresses is the landfill space that is saved. Each mattress that goes to landfill can take up to 23 cubic feet of space up and clearly the more that we send, the more the problems increase. We have already been warned about the lack of landfill space that we have available to us, so whilst you may only see your own mattress as one relatively small item in the grand scheme of things, if you can start making the small changes then we will see a bigger net result and a more productive environment. As well as not putting pressure on the landfill sites a mattress will contain steel parts that can be reused therefore saving cost. Furthermore, the recycled foam from a mattress and other parts that aren’t needed can be cleaned and put to more use by helping make carpet pads and mattress pads as well as animal’s bedding. A final benefit is that some people just illegally dump their mattress when it’s not needed, and whilst it should never be done, it still happens but if you choose to recycle you will also be eradicating that minor problem.

Overall, because changing your mattress isn’t a common task then you may not be aware of how important recycling is, and thankfully how easy it is with some companies. It’s imperative that we help preserve our environment and that we recycle, from saving money, to stopping pollution and saving raw materials, we have been educated over recent years on why recycling is beneficial, and now we need to appreciate the importance of recycling our mattresses for all the same reasons.

9 comments:

  1. Never ever thought about this x Not sure if they do it here in Finland x

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  2. Where I use to work, it was a really dump horrible area and I would see people just throwing their mattress on the street waiting for the council to pick it up. More people should realise there another option instead, just dumping it onto the street isn't one to do.

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  3. Have to say in the past when I have got rid of a mattress I have just put it out for a special uplift by the council. Never though to recycle it. What a good idea.

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  4. I never even knew you could recycle your old mattress! x

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  5. I didnt even know recycling your mattress was a thing! Something new I have learnt x

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  6. I had no idea you could recycle mattresses. Bloody wish the fly tippers near me would recycle them instead!!!

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  7. I didn't know you could recycle mattresses either - what a great idea. They are so tricky to get to the tip! Kaz x

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  8. I had no idea you could recycle a mattress, will keep this in mind for when we replace ours

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  9. I didn't realise that you could recycle your mattress, I think the store took ours away the last time we changed but will definitely keep this in mind for next time.

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