Thursday, September 26, 2013

Union College Recycles 150 Mattresses with 
LRP Recycling, Summer 2013

Why recycle mattresses?
Union must replace any mattresses with any tears or damage for health & safety reasons. Community service groups can not usually accept rejected mattresses. So what did Union do with them? This year, instead of being sent to the landfill, the mattresses were recycled!!! 

It is in most cases, it is cheaper to recycle or donate furniture instead of throwing it away. 

How it Works
Photo from LRP website

How it works:
The mattresses arrive at the processing center and are carefully examined to see what can be reused, donated, or recycled.
The recycled material is either shredded, baled, or sent to other vendors for recycling.
The cotton and foam of the mattresses are sent to insulation and carpet bagging companies.
The bed frame, either metal or wood, is recycled. The wood is typically made into wood chips. Old sofas are made into new furniture or a garment.

If you have household items that you would like to recycle, contact: or call 508-879-1732

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