Mattress recycling program reaches 10,000 mark

Wednesday, 08 October, 2008


Sydney residents have dropped off 10,000 mattresses at WSN sites throughout Sydney as part of the WSN Environmental Solutions and Dreamsafe Recycling mattress recycling program.

“By recycling mattresses, we are able to recover valuable resources like coil springs that can be melted down and on-sold to manufacturers; wood that can be used to make biofuels; and foam that can be used to make carpet underlay,” WSN Environmental Solutions acting CEO Charles Munro said.

“Recycling 10,000 of these mattresses also means that we are saving thousands of cubic metres of airspace in landfill."

Under the program, Dreamsafe Recycling collects old and unwanted mattresses from WSN’s sites and extracts metal, wood and foam, while mattresses that are still in good condition are restored and sold for re-use by hostels and motels.

Residents can drop off their unwanted mattresses at WSN’s facilities at Artarmon, Auburn, Belrose, Chullora, Eastern Creek, Lucas Heights, Rockdale, Ryde, Seven Hills and Jacks Gully (Narellan) at a cost of $20 per mattress.

 

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