What Happens to Mattresses Once They Are Picked by Junk Haulers?

There comes a time in the life of every mattress when it’s no longer serving your needs. If it’s well-used and has lost its support, you’re probably not going to give it to someone – you’re more likely to call mattress disposal in Toronto.

But what becomes of that old mattress? Does it simply end up in a landfill somewhere? If you call for responsible mattress removal in Toronto, it will take a different path that’s friendlier to the environment.

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Most Components of Mattresses Can Be Recycled

There are many recyclable components of a mattress that can be recovered. For example, there are often metal springs inside, and the fibre filling can also be re-used to create a “new” mattress. Some mattresses have a memory foam “topper” to provide more comfort, and while these pads sometimes contain non-recyclable materials and hazardous components such as formaldehyde, mattress pickup in Toronto can also make an effort to recover what’s useful.

Either way, the mattress will end up in a recycling facility where the real work begins. After they are inspected for any infestations of bed bugs (which can quickly spread), they are dried out (if they have been left at the curb in wet conditions.) The recycling crews will then tear into the mattress and extract the fibres to be used in new products.

As examples, the cotton/cloth recovered from a mattress can be made into clothing, and any metal or wood can also be repurposed. Springs can be melted down and recast into new steel components. Even the foam in newer mattresses can be salvaged, used for purposes such as carpet underlay. In some cases, up to 90 percent of all components of a mattress can be reused.

Take Away The Burden With Toronto Mattress Pickup

One of the other big advantages to calling mattress disposal in Toronto is that a trained crew can haul the mattress away from you. They are typically awkward to handle and heavy, but Toronto mattress removal companies can make short work of them if it’s safe to do so. You also don’t have to worry about the mattress sitting at the curb for days or weeks between municipal bulk item pickup.

So when your existing mattress no longer performs as it once did (usually after 7 to 10 years or so), don’t just drag it to the curb and hope for the best. Find out more about how mattress pickup in Toronto can dispose of it in a more earth-friendly way from 1-800-Rid-Of-It, and save 10% off outdoor pickups.

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