In the UK there are approximately 8 million mattresses disposed of every year. The majority of these mattresses are sent to landfill which has a huge impact on our environment. HOWEVER when you choose to dispose of your existing mattress or bed with The Sleep Shop the products are separated into individual components and recycled before being distributed to industries that can benefit from these raw materials.
Whether it’s the steel used within the mattress springs, or the comfort fillings such as wool and cotton - components are re-processed by all sorts of different manufacturers. From insulation for homes to materials used in cars, a recycled mattress can be used in so many ways! Remarkably by choosing to recycle, it means your old items can avoid landfill.
We work in partnership with 2 of the UK’s leading recycling companies who are able to recycle over 8000 mattresses per week – that’s more than 400,000 every year.