Nothing lasts forever. While you may be able to sleep well on a mattress for almost a decade, eventually it will be time for a change. What do you do when you need to get rid of an old mattress? You can donate it to Goodwill or The Salvation Army but after a decade of use that would be more insulting than charitable. You could just throw the mattress out but that could turn out to be more of a hassle than you really want to go through. Recycling your mattress is the best way to be rid of an old mattress.
Why Should You Recycle an Old Mattress?
Recycling a mattress is the best choice for not only the environment but also society in general. Over ninety percent of an old mattress can be recycled for spare materials that can be used to make new products. Scrap metal can be obtained from the springs and frame, clothing can be crafted from the cotton and the various other fabrics used to create mattresses, and the wood from most mattress frames can be turned into wood chips. Don’t waste useful materials. Recycle your mattress to get the most use you can out of it. [Read more...]