Category : Recycling

Mattress Recycling Is Good for Everyone

Mattresses have a life span of about 10 years, which means the average person is going to use about seven mattresses in his or her lifetime. When it comes to discarding used mattresses, people usually don’t give it much thought. Customers typically let the folks who drop off their new mattress take the old one with them, or set it out with the trash. What is the cost of not recycling used mattresses? (To learn more about this subject visit http://grwmg.vic.gov.au/case-studies/90-mattress-recycling)

A mattress decomposes 400 % slower than other garbage. One mattress takes up 23 cubic feet of space. Add to that the fact that multiple people discard mattresses every day. This is a lot of wasted space. Landfills simply don’t want them. (more…)