Did you know that there are over 300,000 mattresses disposed of in Victoria every year?! And unfortunately, many of them aren’t recycled correctly, meaning that a lot end up in landfill despite the fact that they’re full of recyclable materials.
When it’s time to upgrade your mattress and say goodbye to your pre-loved bedroom furniture, you may be wondering ‘Where can I recycle my old mattress?’. Finding somewhere that can correctly dispose of mattresses can be difficult, but here at CopperRock we take care of the hard work! It’s as simple and dropping off your old mattress at our Recycling centre and letting us take care of the rest.
Where can I recycle my old mattress?
If you’re looking for a mattress recycling drop off in Melbourne, you can bring your old mattress into CopperRock Waste and Recycling Centre. You’ll find us at 144 Talinga Rd, Cheltenham, Melbourne.
But to save yourself a trip to CopperRock when you purchase your new mattress ask if the business will remove your old one, possibly for free. Most bedding stores have an affiliation with a recycling partner. Or if your timing is right, mattresses are accepted in your bi annual free hard waste collections by your local council.
How much does it cost to recycle my mattress?
You can bring your mattress into CopperRock recycling centre for $35 per mattress. This covers the cost mattress recycling including deconstructing the mattress to correctly recycle each part.
What condition do you accept mattresses in?
We accept mattresses in all conditions, no matter how well loved they’ve been. We also accept all size mattresses, from cot mattresses to super king mattresses and everything in between.
If you’re doing a complete bedroom upgrade, we also accept bed frames and other bedroom furniture to be recycled. Check out our list of accepted recycled goods here.
How are mattresses recycled at CopperRock?
Good question! Around 90% of the materials found within a mattress are recyclable. Mattress recycling at CopperRock involves separating each part, including springs, wood and fabric. This allows for all materials to be recycled correctly and reused where possible, reducing the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill.
Do you offer mattress removal from my home?
Unfortunately as much as we’d love too, we do not currently offer a mattress removal service. Mattresses need to be bought into CopperRock’s Recycling Centre to be recycled. We do however offer skip bins that you can hire with sizes available that will fit your old mattresses, along with any other furniture or rubbish you need to dispose of. Our skip bin hire services the Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston suburbs of Melbourne.
If you’re doing a complete renovation or furniture overhaul, a skip bin hire might be the perfect option for you. Check out our blog, Skip Bin Hire vs Waste & Recycling to see what option is best for you.
And remember if you’re looking for a mattress recycling in Melbourne, CopperRock is here for you! If you have any questions on our mattress disposal service you can get in touch with our friendly team here.