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Best Ways To Dispose of Mattresses in Sydney

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by All Gone Admin
Mattress removal

Don’t just dispose of your old mattress; we have a systematic, environment-friendly mattress disposal approach that can also save you money. 

Here in Sydney, you can dispose of your old mattresses through recycling facilities like Soft Landing, donate them to a charity shop if they are still in good condition, or hire an expert mattress removal service as your last resort.

Safe Mattress Disposal 

According to the ACT Government, almost 1.8 million mattresses tip landfills in Australia annually.

Australian Bedding Stewardship Council (ABSC) suggests that of the 1.8 million end-of-life (EOL) mattresses disposed of in Australia each year, almost 60% of those are gathered by a recycling centre. 

Mattresses don't hold up forever and would stay in good shape for about 10 years only.  Here are the major reasons why you need to dispose of your old mattress:

Unusual Smell

If you notice an unpleasant odour from your mattress, it probably has developed mould, which can harm your health. You may contract respiratory issues, such as allergies and asthma.

Or, you can still wipe the surface to clean it and spray it with a fresh-smelling cologne to give your old mattress a second life.

Impact on Sleep

Obviously, a sagging or a mattress with bumps will not promote a relaxing or a good night's sleep. It will affect your sleep quality and make you grumpy when you wake up.

Bed Bugs

Although bed bugs are not known to spread diseases to humans, their bites can still be annoying. It can cause itchy lumps on the skin, allergic reactions, and poor sleep. 

Discomfort from Aches and Pain

Seniors are most likely affected by the discomfort and pain caused by using an old mattress. When you lie down on the mattress and feel the wood, box spring, or coil, it’s time to get a new one. 

When you no longer need your mattresses you must dispose of them properly. Not doing so can make them breeding grounds for fungus, bacteria, mould, bed bugs, and dust mites, which could result in health issues.  

Trust our experienced mattress removal team to take care of it and bring it to a recycling centre. Contact us today at 0427 783 277 for fast and efficient mattress disposal and take advantage of $75 savings upon your initial waste collection.

Can Mattresses Be Recycled?

Absolutely! Recycling old mattresses can save on landfill spaces and reduce their impact on climate change. In most cases, mattress components such as foam padding, steel springs, and wood can be recycled to make new mattresses or furniture. A recycled mattress means another day of a saved environment.

According to Soft Landing General Manager David Petrie, “People make claims that they can’t meet, and effectively, it’s a race to the bottom to try to do the right thing and recycle as cheaply as possible. The two aren’t compatible. We have to keep saying that… [mattress recycling] was never free; there is a cost”.

How a recycling facility recycles your old mattress

  • Specific machines segregate the hard from the soft materials.
  • The remaining materials from the separated hard and soft items are then shredded.
  • Recycled materials were then distributed appropriately 

Benefits of mattress recycling

  • Reduction in the use of fossil fuels
  • Diminished greenhouse effects
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Reduced soil and water acidification

Best Methods To Dispose Mattresses

Are you planning to buy a new mattress but don’t know how to get rid of your old mattress properly? Don’t worry because you can get rid of it safely in more ways than one. Here are a few options you can choose from:

1. Charity Donations

Instead of dumping your old mattresses in a landfill, donate them to charities, such as The Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul Society, shelters for the homeless, and community centers if they are still in good condition. Orphans and seniors would be happy to sleep or rest on a comfortable bed.

2. Recycling Facilities

Take your old mattress to recycling centres such as Soft Landing, which provide exclusive resources for mattress disposal for minimal fees that vary depending on the volume or size of your mattress. They accept mattresses and have countless procedures for recycling them to recover the materials and make them usable again. 

It recycles 75% of mattress components where foam cores are made into carpet underlay, while metal springs are turned into roof sheeting and timber into weed matting or landscaping mulch.

This helps slash the environmental footprint and makes the mattress materials reusable again. At the same time, it promotes appropriate waste management practices, diverts waste from landfills, provides employment opportunities, and safely handles harmful chemicals.

3. Local Council Collections

Another method is to seek the waste disposal services of local councils, which offer free collections and waste disposal for large items, including mattresses.  

Many councils acknowledge mattress recycling programs and will take your old mattress and ensure it is disposed of according to local ethics and standards.

4. Specialised Mattress Removal Services

Employing a rubbish removal service specialising in mattress removal would make it easier and more convenient to remove your old mattress. 

You don’t need to wait for your yearly council waste collection to eliminate all your junk. All Gone Rubbish Removals service will remove your mattress in a jiffy based on its condition. 

We remove innerspring mattresses, water or air beds, latex mattresses, adjustable bed mattresses, futon beds, and more. We also do curbside cleaning to ensure the cleanliness of your area.

Conclusion 

An old mattress is not only heavy; removing it is no easy task. However, you can’t wait to get rid of these bulky items as soon as possible because they occupy lots of your space and can be a breeding ground for bacteria, bed bugs, and more. 

Our professional junk removal team will pick up and dispose of your old mattress properly, whether in or around Sydney, Northern Beaches, Central Coast, or Newcastle.

All Gone Rubbish Removals is an affordable, convenient and reliable junk and service removal service that has been in the rubbish removal industry for over 10 years and continues to satisfy our clients with our excellent and prompt service. 

No need to hire a skip bin. Contact us today at 0427 783 277 for fast and same-day mattress disposals. 

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