Bought a new mattress or new bed and need to find mattress recycling in Richmond upon Thames? Don’t want to pay for the council to collect your old mattress? Don’t want to queue for ages at the recycling centre to dispose of your mattress yourself? Collect Your Old Bed can help!
Collect Your Old Bed provides hassle-free mattress disposal in Richmond upon Thames, London. Simply book a day for us to collect and we’ll do the rest. Our service makes mattress collection as easy as possible.
Buying a new bed or mattress has to be one of the most satisfying furniture purchases you can make. We spend a lot of time in bed so investing in good sleep is essential. Many furniture stores would offer to dispose of your old mattress when delivering your new one but restrictions on disposal and rising costs means most stores no longer offer that service.
When you buy a new bed, you now have three main options when disposing of your old one. You can take it to your nearest recycling centre. You can pay the council for bulk waste removal or you could use Collect Your Old Bed.
Mattress disposal at a recycling centre
Richmond upon Thames has a good recycling centre on Townmead Road. If you have a car you can take your old mattress there and dispose of it yourself.
Richmond Council bulk item removal
Richmond Council offers bulk item removal to residents, for a fee. That fee is currently £62 for a total of 5 items. There is no single item option so it depends on how many items you have to dispose of whether this is good value or not. Once collected, your old mattress will then be recycled, put into landfill, or incinerated.
Use Collect Your Old Bed
Using Collect Your Old Bed is simple, you can quickly arrange for mattress disposal. We will collect your old mattress and then completely recycle it. Nothing goes to landfill. Nothing goes to the incinerator or gets composted. Every single piece of your mattress is recycled.
Don’t let having to recycle your old mattress put you off buying a new one. Let Collect Your Old Bed handle it for you!
Wikipedia has the population of Richmond at 198,000. Every one of those people deserves a great night’s sleep but if everyone changed their mattress once every decade, that’s a lot of landfill!
Many mattresses do go to landfill. Richmond upon Thames has a credible 42% recycling rate but that’s still a long way short of the ideal. That means over half of the recycling you put out every fortnight still goes to landfill.
Collect Your Old Bed is different. We recycle 100% of your old mattress!
Mattress recycling by Collect Your Old Bed
Collect Your Old Bed is determined to reduce the environmental impact of mattress disposal as much as possible. So much so that we have publicly committed to recycling 100% of your old mattress. Nothing goes to waste. Nothing goes to the incinerator or to landfill.
Here’s what happens to your old mattress after we collect it:
- Wooden mattress frames are chipped to be used as garden mulch or biomass fuel.
- Mattress foam is shredded and turned into carpet underlay or padding for furniture.
- Mattress fabric is washed and broken down to be reused as new fibres in other products.
- Steel springs and box springs are melted down into fresh steel to be used in manufacturing.
Every part of your mattress is recycled and reused in one way or another. It’s a very environmentally-friendly way of mattress recycling!
Book your mattress disposal today with Collect Your Old Bed!