Parts of the mattress can be recycled over the years, and the mattress design has been perfected, but they all contain several major components.
Although the complex assembly of the mattress makes recycling more difficult, once removed, the mattress is made up of materials that are very easy to recycle and benefit from.
Steel springs with buttons, wood racks, fillers and fabrics--
All these things can be recycled.
Especially steel, is a good material for recycling.
The cost of recycling steel has been reduced a lot and you can make money by melting steel springs and selling the resulting supply of steel.
Depending on the size of the mattress you have, the mattress has 300 to 600 steel rolls
Source: Better Home and Garden.
The higher the quality of the mattress, the more coils it will be.
If you have a highquality king-
Mattress size, not recycling is a shame.
In addition, the padding of the mattress consists of cotton and foam, which can be recycled or reused for filling pillows, redecorating furniture, and even recycled and used for carpet padding.
Wooden racks can be chopped and used as lawn coverings, or they can be disassembled as firewood or woodworking characters.
Even fabric and buttons can be reused as long as the fabric is cleaned.
Special mattresses like temurpedic and memory foam can be recycled because they are made up of the same basic material.
Box Springs can also be recycled in recycling facilities that accept these large items.
They are fed into a special machine, and a specially designed saw tears off the soft material on the top and bottom, separating the mattress from the box spring into components.
The spring is pulled away with a magnet, and the foam and cotton stuffing are combined and chopped for other purposes.
With the right technology, the mattress can be recycled in just 4 minutes [
Source: Monitor of Christian Science.
We will discuss on the next page your different options for recycling old mattresses.