Whether you’ve got a spare bed that you want to get rid of or it’s simply time to upgrade, you be be wondering what to do with an old mattress. As always, being informed is the best way to make responsible recycling decisions. We have provided some useful information below about how to get rid of your old mattress and be environmentally-friendly at the same time.

Can they be recycled?

If you are unsure what to do with an old mattress, the first step is to consider recycling or donating your old mattress. Companies like Recycle My Mattress are working with recyclers to divert mattresses from landfill and recover as many of the components as possible.

Guide to recycling your mattress

We have prepared a guide for mattress recycling to help you with the process.

Environmental sustainability

Learn how we invest in sustainability and practice recycling internally.

How to get rid of a mattress: NSW, VIC, ACT & WA

If you live in NSW, ACT, VIC & WA, you can choose from mattress collection and drop-off services. A small fee is associated with these services in order to cover the costs of transport, recycling and cleaning of the mattresses for reuse. 

How to get rid of a mattress: QLD

Planet Ark has launched a scheme with a view to making recycling facilities more accessible for everyone. Their website Recycling Near You lists a series of drop-off locations and helpful tips.

You can also check with your local council to find out if kerbside collections occur in your area.