Atlanta Mattress Recycling

Almost 4.5 million mattresses and 4.5 million box springs are sent to the landfill or incinerator every year in the United States, according to Nationwide Mattress Recycling, amounting to 250 million pounds of mattress material. With an average mattress consuming 23 cubic feet of space in a landfill, and the threat of fire retardants leaching from them, there is increasing pressure from landfills to divert mattresses

Atlanta mattress disposal urges people in Atlanta to have your Mattress recycled or donated and not taken to a landfill

With over four million old mattresses and a similar number of box springs being disposed of every year, the management of this waste stream has emerged as a solid waste management issue, and a recycling opportunity. Landfill pressures and environmental responsibility initiatives have helped position mattress recycling as an emerging opportunity within the recycling industry, with more mattress recycling operations continuing to open. Here is a brief overview.



Why Recycle Old Mattresses?

Almost 4.5 million mattresses and 4.5 million box springs are sent to the landfill or incinerator every year in the United States, according to Nationwide Mattress Recycling, amounting to 250 million pounds of mattress material. With an average mattress consuming 23 cubic feet of space in a landfill, and the threat of fire retardants leaching from them, there is increasing pressure from landfills to divert mattresses.



At the same time, environmental initiatives by the mattress industry, retailers, institutions and the hospitality industry also are creating an increased demand for mattress recycling services. The good news is that mattresses are largely recyclable - over 95% on average.

 

Atlanta Mattress Disposal's goal is to divert as many mattresses and box springs from landfills as possible. Currently we are the only mattress removal and bed recycling company in Atlanta that is devoted to keeping these largely recycleable items away from our local Landfills. As more and more people become aware of our existence in the Atlanta area our hope is that Atlanta Mattress Disposal can increase bed recycling by 75% or greater by the end of 2016. 

Atlanta Mattress Disposal will Attempt to Recycle all Mattresses if possible.