It’s about that time. Your bed is sinking in the middle, the pillowtop you once loved just isn’t what it used to be and you are consistently waking up around 3:00 in the morning. It may be time to break up with your mattress. But, before you can do that, another issue must be resolved: what to do with the mattress you already have?
While dropping it off at the junk yard is an option, it may not be the best option. Mattresses are in fact surprisingly recyclable. Not only are most mattress materials made of recycled or renewable products, but when they are broken down, many of the components of mattresses can be recycled again. A few include:
biomass fuel to animal bedding.
Mattress recycling is a great way to help the environment and rid yourself of a weighty, expensive, and space-consuming object. So, next time you’re in the market for a new mattress, consider recycling your old one. Visit www.sleepproducts.org, and click on ISPA Earth to find out if you have a mattress recycler in your area. Chances are that if you do not have one yet, you will have one in the future, so keep an eye out.
Recycling pillows is pretty simple as well. While most thrift stores won’t accept pillows due to their personal nature, animal shelters are often in need of pillows for the animals. There are also many useful online tutorials on how to turn your own pillows into pet beds.
Once you’ve figured out how to dispose of your old mattress, it’s probably time for a new one. At Sleep City, we are committed to helping you find the perfect mattress to match or even improve on the old one. Be sure to visit our mattress shopping guide, and read our guide to online mattress shopping for suggestions.
Cheers and sleep well.