Mattress & soft furnishing recycling
Every year in Australia, 1.25 million mattresses end up in landfill. Up to 90% of mattress components can be recycled, and salvaging these components can divert significant waste items that would otherwise end up in landfill and data is limited on quantities of furnishings that are landfilled.
Recyclable materials in mattresses include:
- Springs: Steel springs are sold to scrap metal merchants for melting into new products
- Foam: Foam from inside the mattress can be recycled for carpet underlay
- Timber and Husk: The fibrous husk is used in the manufacture of animal bedding, weed matting and mulch
- Felt pad and fabric: Used to make boxing bags
You can dispose of your unwanted mattresses and soft furnishings at Albury Waste Management Centre. Fees and charges apply.