According to popular belief, you should change your mattress every 5 to 8 years. With an estimated 27.2 million households in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics, that’s a lot of used mattresses hitting landfill each year. Reading alone has 66,000 households so contributes a significant number of mattresses to that number.What if there was another way? A more responsible way where all materials used in mattresses were recycled? Where as little as possible was sent to landfill?There is another way and it’s called Collect Your Old Bed.If every household in Reading changed just one mattress every five years, that would be 330,000 mattresses over that time. Even if you extend that to 8 years, that’s still a significant contribution to landfill!That’s where Collect Your Old Bed comes in.
Environmentally friendly mattress disposal
Reading Borough Council will collect your old mattress for you. For a fee. They currently charge £37.00 to collect a mattress or large item. You will have to place it in your front garden for them to collect though. The council don’t say how much of that mattress is recycled, which is a shame.A council’s options are limited when disposing of mattresses. Some councils incinerate them which releases gases into the air. Some go to landfill, with obvious environmental impact. Some will be recycled either completely or in part. Reading Borough Council does not publish how they dispose of the old mattresses they collect so we don’t know the potential environmental impact of their service.Collect Your Old Bed does more. Much more.
100% of every mattress we collect is recycled.
That includes the springs, frames, filling, mattress material and even the buttons. Most of it is returned to the furniture industry so remains in circulation for a significant period of time.
Mattress recycling in Reading
Collect Your Old Bed has a simple but very effective approach to mattress disposal. If we operate in your area, which we do if you’re in Reading, you can book your collection, we collect, we recycle. You can relax with the knowledge that your old mattress is not going to end up in landfill or polluting the air.
- Enter your postcode on this page
- List the items you want us to collect.
- Select a collection date and enter your contact details.
- Press Click 2 Collect to book.
That’s it!Keep an eye on our home page for special offers and discount codes!