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Free Mattress Recycling 7 January 2010

Posted by Philip Peake in Recycling & rubbish.
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Lewisham Council is going to be introducing a mattress recycling service to help residents dispose of their mattresses in a convenient and environmentally-friendly way.

If you have an old mattrees you need to get rid of, then collect a sticker from Forest Hill (or any other) Lewisham library.

Then put the sticker on the mattress and leave it out with your bins on the evening before the dustbin lorries come round for your normal refuse and recycling collection.

Apparently, ‘a local business, “Matt: UK”, will be responsible for recycling the mattresses. Matt: UK shred the mattresses and then the fabric material is separated from the metal into piles of foam, felt, cotton and polyester. The metal is recycled and the foam can be reused in insulation, while the felt, cotton and polyester can be reused in other textile applications.’

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