The average mattress is replaced once every five to eight years after around 23,000 hours of use. But how do you dispose of your old mattress? Is there anywhere that does mattress recycling in Stevenage? Can you recycle a mattress? Will the council collect it?
Stevenage council will collect your old mattress, you can take it to the recycling centre yourself or you can let Collect Your Old Bed take care of it. Our simple mattress recycling service is the easiest way to dispose of your old mattress and we recycle 100% of every mattress we collect too!
Mattress disposal in Stevenage
Not that long ago, when you bought a new mattress, the retailer would take your old one away. Not many stores do that anymore so your options are limited.
You have three main options for disposing of your old mattress:
- Use Stevenage council’s bulk item collection
- Take the mattress to your local recycling centre
- Use Collect Your Old Bed’s Click 2 Collect service
Stevenage council bulk item collection
Stevenage council offers bulk item collection, it costs £45 for up to 3 items with no option for single item removal.
Take the mattress to your local recycling centre
Stevenage has one household waste and recycling centre on Caxton Way. The centre does accept mattresses but if you take it in a van or on a trailer, you will need a permit. If you have a car large enough to fit the mattress into, you will be fine.
If the mattress is soiled, the recycling centre may not accept it. Light soiling from general use is acceptable but obvious stains will not be accepted.
Collect Your Old Bed’s Click 2 Collect service
Collect Your Old Bed’s mattress recycling service is a convenient straightforward way to recycle your old mattress in Stevenage. Enter your postcode, set a day and leave the rest to us.
As long as you leave your mattress outside or somewhere easily accessible from the road, we will take care of everything.
Plus, we recycle 100% of your old mattress!
Mattress recycling with Collect Your Old Bed
Nothing goes to waste. Nothing is incinerated and nothing goes to landfill.
This is what happens to your old mattress after it is collected:
- Wooden mattress frames are broken down and used as garden mulch or biomass fuel.
- Mattress filling or foam is shredded and turned into carpet underlay or furniture padding.
- Mattress coverings are washed and shredded to be reused in other products.
- Steel mattress springs and fixings are melted down and recycled into new steel to be used in manufacturing.
Every single part of your old mattress is reused. No waste, no fuss, no problem!