So you've purchased a new mattress and are wondering what to do with the old one? We've all experienced it and it can be difficult to know how to keep the mattress from going to landfill. Often local authorities provide bulky waste collection services. However, this service can be quite costly and there's no guarantee the mattress will not end up in a landfill. Here's how to correctly dispose of a mattress UK.
You have a few choices when it comes to disposing of your mattress. You can opt for the council to collect it as bulky waste item however this is only available in certain areas and can take some time to be collected. There's also a good chance the mattress will not be recycled which is incredibly damaging to the environment.
Another option is to list the mattress as free on a selling site if it's in decent condition. This is a good option if the mattress is relatively new and hasn't got obvious signs of wear. It ensures the mattress won't be going to landfill and gives it a new lease of life.
The most popular and effective method is to have the retailer that delivers the mattress to take away the old one for recycling. This is generally an add on service and is usually a much lower cost than traditional removal companies. The mattress will be broken down and used for raw materials, ensuring it stays out of the landfill.
How To Recycle Your Mattress
Here at MattressNextDay, we offer a recycling service for your old mattress at a very low cost. You can purchase the service on our site using this link: Mattress Recycling. When you order a new mattress with us, you can also select 'recycle my old mattress' at the checkout. We ensure that 100% of the mattress is recycled and used for a new purpose. With over 8 million mattresses going to landfill each year, we try to make it simple and cost-effective for our customers to recycle their mattress and do their bit for the environment.