Mattresses are 85% recyclable, yet most still end up in landfills.
Mattress recycling is a relatively new addition to our Nation's recycling
capabilities and we were an early adopter of the process as it is truly the most
environmentally friendly and health-conscious method to dispose of old mattresses.
Contrary to some beliefs that donating or passing-down mattresses is a responsible
decision, we know the truth. Mattresses double in weight every 8 years due to the
normal accumulation of moisture, dead skin cells, dust mites and many other allergens
and biological excretions. So, although you mean well, passing a used mattress to
another sleeper is truly not a sanitary or altruistic gesture.
How is a mattress recycled?
As would be expected, mattresses and foundations (box springs) cause a lot of
problems in the world's waste stream. They take up a lot of space in landfills,
create flammable air pockets, damage compression equipment, and can create dangerous
conditions for waste management workers. However, if a mattress can be broken down to
its component parts, about 85% of the contents can be recycled.
The mattress recycling process is relatively simple. First mattresses and
foundations are cut open so that the various components including cotton, foam, wood
and steel can be separated into their like groups. These materials are then
baled and shipped out for recycling. St. Vincent de Paul is the world leader in
mattress recycling. Eugene, Oregon is home to one of their largest operations in the
Northwest where they have established safe and sanitary working conditions for
breaking down mattresses and foundations for component recycling.
Join Us in Making a Difference.
We are proud to be a significant contributor of used mattresses to the local St.
Vincent De Paul recycling effort and you can be too. It's easy. Whether you are about
to purchase a new Parklane mattress to replace an old one, or are just in need of
disposing of an old mattress and/or foundation, we can take care of it. For a small
fee of $25 per piece that is passed on as our cost for using the St. Vincent De Paul
program and our operation time to pick-up and deliver your old mattress; we can grant
you the peace of mind that you have responsibility disposed of your old mattress.
You should also know that we are extremely meticulous in our process of collecting
used mattresses and foundations—as you should expect. Our recycling program has
dedicated delivery trucks that only ever transport used products. Your new Parklane
mattress and foundation will never be in the same proximity as used ones. We
guarantee that our new mattresses and foundations are free of dust mites, bed bugs
and all other possible contaminants. Look out for our green recycling trucks and
don't be surprised when we pull up to your doorstep in two trucks—one to
pick-up your old mattress set for recycling and one to deliver your brand new
Parklane better sleep secret. This is just one of the many ways we set ourselves
apart in the industry to better your mattress shopping, purchasing and now recycling
If you purchase a new Parklane mattress from one of our retail locations be sure
to let the Sales Associate know that you would like to participate in our recycling
program. If you are making a purchase from our website, simply click the mattress
recycling option upon checkout to add it to your order. If you have any questions at
all, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-790-6422.
For more information on mattress recycling and the impacts of disposing of
mattresses in landfills; check out our Behind the Seams blog and/or subscribe to our
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related wellness concepts.