Every year in Australia, 1.25 million mattresses end up in landfill – but this can be avoided because up to 90% of mattress components can be recycled. You can help by bringing your unwanted mattresses to the Albury Waste Management Centre. Charges apply.
Recyclable materials in mattresses include:
- Steel springs are sent to scrap metal merchants for melting into new products
- 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 is used to make boxing bags