You’ve probably heard about recycling paper and plastic bottles, but did you know you can recycle your mattresses, too?
Mattress recycling holds a lot of benefits. Not only does it require less energy, but it also uses up fewer natural resources, and most importantly, reduces waste to our local landfills. By recycling, you can help create a greener environment.
When your mattresses are no longer usable, don’t just throw them out the street and into landfills. Learn how mattress recycling works as we answer your questions.
1. Why should I recycle my mattress?
Recycling your mattress is better for our environment. You help reduce carbon footprint and minimise the garbage that ends up piling on our landfill. More importantly, mattress recycling can repurpose and reuse the parts of your old mattress, such as springs, coils, foams, wood, and upholstery.
2. How is my mattress recycled?
At Mattrec Automated Mattress Recycling, we conduct mattress recycling through our unique patented process. Our groundbreaking technology uses high-pressure water jetting and automated handling systems to deconstruct your old mattresses.
3. What types of mattresses are accepted for recycling?
We can recycle all types of mattress, from box springs, memory foams, and other specialty mattress foams.
4. What happens to my old mattress or box spring?
We will collect your old mattress right at your doorstep. From your home, we will bring the mattress to our facility and put it through the world's first automated mattress recycling process.
5. Where do the recycled materials all go?
We make sure the all recycled materials are repurposed to create new usable products. Thus, steel gets recycled into new steel products, while soft materials (i.e. blended with plastic wrapping) are used to make garden furniture, landscape products, and plastic pallets.
6. What difference does recycling make?
Compared to other garbage, mattresses occupy 400% more space. That is why mattresses recycling makes a difference in reducing the trashes dump on the landfills. By recycling your mattress, you do not only reduce the trashes but also help recover valuable materials, such as metals, foams, and fabric, that can be reused and repurposed.
Fees and Services
7. Do I have to pay for my mattress to be recycled? Why?
Yes, but the fees are minimal. Unlike council collection, we collect your mattress promptly and hassle-free. Since there are operating costs involved when we also use our proprietary technology to recycle your old mattresses, we add fees to cover these expenses.
8. How much is the general cost of mattress recycling?
The fees typically depend on the distance and area where we will collect your old mattresses, but prices start at $45.
9. Where is your recycling facility?
Our recycling facility is at Port Kembla.
10. Do I have to bring my mattress to your facility?
Absolutely no! To offer you maximum convenience, we will collect it from you at your property at a time suitable for you.
11. Do you do old mattress pick-ups?
Yes, that’s our specialty! At Mattrec, you can trust that we will arrive at your doorstep 24 hours after you make your booking. Our old mattress removal team is available six days a week until 8 pm.
12. How do I avail of your old mattress removal service?
To avail of our mattress removal service, you can book online through our website.
13. Can I book a collection over the phone?
Yes, you can also call us to book a collection. Contact us on 0406 395 487 to know more about our services.
14. Which areas do you service in Australia?
We offer our old mattress pick up service to anywhere from Shoalhaven, Sydney, Penrith to the Southern Highlands. Please contact us to see if we can arrange a pick-up and help you.
More of Mattrec
15. Who is Mattrec?
We are a family-owned-and-operated business based in Illawarra. As an innovative mattress recycling facility, we strive to contribute to the recycling effort of many Australian households by reducing waste dump in the landfill.
16. How many years have you been in the industry?
We started recycling 23 years ago, but we begin to commercially operate the Mattrec system for the past 15 months.
17. When did you start this mattress collection service?
While Mattrec only started in May 2019, our experience and passion for sustainability have led us to create the world’s first technology in the mattress recycling industry.
18. How can we contact you?
You can contact us through our website contact us page. You may also send as a message on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MattrecRecycling/.
19. When can we reach out to you?
We are available to answer all your questions and concerns from Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm.
20. Why should I choose you over government-funded recycling facilities?
If you want to support innovative systems and small businesses all together, you will choose Mattrec. We may have a minimal fee for the pick-up, but we assure you that there is no service more convenient than Mattrec. We can collect your mattress within 24 hours from your booking and up to 8 pm.
Mattrec Automated Mattress Recycling is more than just a recycling facility. We pioneer smart solutions for a greener world. Choose Mattrec when you need mattress removal and collection services; experience our high-quality solutions for yourself.
Got some burning questions? Don’t hesitate to reach us out through our website.