Learn more about Mattress Disposal in Dartford
If you are wanting to replace a mattress in your home and are not sure how to dispose of it, you could start by checking with the mattress retailer. Some companies offer to remove your old mattress when they deliver the new one, giving you a convenient option with immediate effect. However, unless this company specifies otherwise, you cannot guarantee that your mattress won’t be heading for a landfill site.
Mattresses can take up to 10 years to break down in a landfill environment, their bulky size also means that they take up valuable space in sites that are already growing full. Of the 78,000 mattresses removed from homes in Dartford last year, only 10,000 found their way to recycling facilities. A troubling 12%. Due to the difficult recycling process involved in the mattress disposal process, mattresses are also items that are commonly fly-tipped. When exposed to the weather, a mattress loses its flame retardant coating, made from chemicals considered to be toxic. This can be harmful to the surrounding environment and leave the mattress as a potential fire risk too.