Traditionally old mattresses and divans go to landfill but mattresses can take over 10 years to decompose. A double mattress takes up c. 23 cubic feet of landfill space and does not compact well. Springs can also get tangled in compacting machinery, divans can also create dangerous voids.
Hypnos provide a revolutionary collection, disposal and recycling service for old beds that exceeds environmental objectives, helping clients to reduce their carbon footprint and to recycle and re-use their old beds – a cost effective and responsible alternative to landfill.
Old mattresses, divans and headboards are delivered to secure waste transfer centres – 100% landfill avoidance. Skilled labour deconstructs and then separates all materials for recycling. Nothing is wasted and nothing ends up in landfill. Hypnos is constantly looking at how to recycle and re-use the waste, creating value and benefits for other industries.
The recycled raw materials are currently used within a range of alternative manufacturing processes – metal hinges and springs are recycled back into steel products; timber into MDF, wood shavings or Biomass fuel; foam reused in carpet underlay; textiles recycled into insulation products or briquettes for industrial heating – even the packaging materials from new beds are also recycled.
This service for old beds and sofa beds is available for our clients when replacing their old beds or indeed for clients who only need the disposal service.