Is there a place in St Louis Mo that recycles mattresses?
While some stores say they have gone green, STL Beds does more than talk the talk. As a member of the Sustainable Furnishing Council and a voluntary member of Ameren UE Pure Power program, STL Beds has made a company wide commitment to ourselves, our customers, and most importantly to the environment to become a modern green company within the St Louis community. Recycle, reuse, and energy savings has been our company commitment since February 2008 when we took our first public steps to educate the community via our blog where we shared various ways to recycle mattress and box springs. Though these are great solutions for the time as to what a person can do with their old mattress set, today I am happy to announce that STL Beds has partnered up with a local company St. Louis Green that is as committed to sustainability as we are and has agreed to recycle mattresses for our local customers.
Company that recycles mattresses in St Louis
- Location STL Beds
- Cost $10.00 Per piece. Call for drop off appointment. We then transport it to the recycling facility.
- Looking for a company to Pick Up your old mattress? Contact St Louis Green. Fee is based on your location, call for a free quote.
- Mention this STL Beds article and used the “Promo Code STL Beds Recycles” with your purchase of a mattress set and we will recycle your old set for free.
What happens to the old mattress and box spring in the recycling process?
The typical mattress and box spring is made up of steel, polyurethane (p.u.) foam, cotton, fabric, and of course wood in the base. Solid recycling programs exist for the steel, and a market for the p.u. foam exists as well. Last but not least the fabric and wood that comes out of old mattresses and box springs are also recyclable. Our recycler is committed to seeing that these components are properly recovered and are reintroduced to the market place in a safe responsible manner.
Many waste disposal companies claim that the value of the recycled materials cannot be recovered from mattress recycling alone. We think the recyclable components of a bed make sense financially to be reclaimed as a responsible alternative to dumping them in our landfills which are running out of space. The fact is mattresses can take up to 25 cubic feet of space and can take hundreds of years to properly decompose.
As we have mentioned in previous articles there are a few operations that recycle mattress sets across the USA and even worse may not spread nation wide without appropriate funding. Since it typically costs $25.00 to dispose of a mattress set through most waste disposal companies, it is our hope that you will help us offset our costs to carry out this green effort buying paying a small fee to do so. We ask that you please consider our environment, long term sustainability, and support STL Beds in our personal effort to help change the way mattresses are disposed of in St. Louis. With your support we can make a difference right here in Saint Louis Missouri.