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. DR3 Mattress Recycling 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 DR3 Mattress Reycling 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 DR3 Mattress Reycling 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 experience.
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 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 newsletter to get up to date facts and information regarding sleep health and other related wellness concepts.
**Please note our recycling service is offered only withing 30 miles of Tualatin, Oregon**