Mattress Recycling

Over 6 Million mattresses enter the waste stream each year and only around 14% get recycled

We aim to significantly change that low recycling rate  with our ambitious growth plan

Our process from start to finish

all waste mattresses are manufactured from valuable textiles, metals and polymers and our sole aim is to ensure that we recover every single element where possible, to then be reused in alternative applications by our global customers to manufacture new products

Usually, our clients such as local authorities, hotels, retailers and waste management companies bring the mattresses to us on their own vehicles but where this isn’t possible, then we arrange for third-party haulage to pickup and deliver at very reasonable rates

Before any deliveries of waste mattresses, bed base units & headboards are unloaded, we first check that the relevant documentation is correct and then the items are inspected and labelled before being sorted into their specific processing stillages  

We are probably the only mattress recycling company that has the ability to handle any kind of mattress and all of their component parts in-house. We use both a manual and semi-automated process to deconstruct any mattress type in order to maximise reusable material recovery

Every element of the mattresses are valuable to us and as such we take apart and segregate each layer and bulk together the specific material types such as the steel, polyester, polyurethane, cotton and wool etc before being pre-treated and then stored in our finished goods area

We have a wide variety of customers from all over the world who purchase the goods from us to manufacture new items such as insulation, furniture padding, underlay and many more interesting applications after we have packaged them ready for collection

We recycle mattresses from all sorts of places so, if you’ve got a number of waste mattresses that you would like to be recycled and not thrown into landfill or needlessly incinerated, then we have the answer 

Waste Mattress Recycling

Take a look at what we do to recycle old mattresses and how we can help you run a very successful “Take-Back Scheme” no matter how many or how often you get them. We have the capacity, systems and expertise to cater for your business needs

Every Layer Counts

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We recycle mattresses by carefully deconstructing each and every single layer. To date we have identified 19 different materials used in all the thousands of mattresses we have processed through our facilities. We use a scientific process to identify the core elements of each material type in order to map them to potential future applications. Most new mattresses are predominantly polymer based materials that encase steel springs of some form whereas some of the older types of mattresses may contain more organic materials such as Coconut and horse hair

Open Coil Spring

These springs are made of high tensile steel which is very robust and offers the basis of the comfort element of a mattress and its rigidity. A typical open coil spring usually contains around 300 springs in what’s known as a continuous spring as they are all fixed together. Once the outer fabric and polymer layers have been carefully cut and peeled away, then the exposed steel springs can then baled and sent to a metal re-processor who will recover the steel in order to manufacture new products  

Pocket Spring

A pocket sprung mattress contains individual springs, each sewn into its own pocket of non-woven polypropylene fabric. We have the technology and unique capability to separate the two distinct elements and then utilize both to manufacture new products. The steel is re-smelted and the Polypropylene is reprocessed to eventually be repelletized to manufacture new plastic products and not needlessly landfilled or incinerated 


Probably the easiest of all mattress types to recycle in that they tend to have a zipped facric material outer layer or a simple single layer stitched polycotton cover that can be simply removed from the polyurethane or latex slab. The foam or memory foam, gets re-crumbed and processed into carpet underlay or utilized in order to manufacture things such as dog beds and in even reused in automotive applications