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Mattresses are essential items for many people. But when it comes to disposing of an old mattress, most people don’t know what to do. Unfortunately, this often leads to mattresses ending up in landfills. It is estimated that up to 15 percent of all landfill waste is composed of mattresses and other bedding materials. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it can also lead to potential health hazards as well. So, what can be done? Let’s explore how we can make a positive impact on the environment by responsibly disposing of our mattresses.

The Dangers of Mattress Disposal in Landfills

When mattresses end up in landfills, they release hazardous chemicals into the environment such as foam, metal, and plastic particles. This can not only contaminate the air and water sources but also harm local wildlife. In addition to this, since mattresses take up a lot of space in landfills, they can contribute significantly to global warming if incinerated or left exposed to decaying elements outdoors for long periods of time.

How Can We Make a Difference?

The good news is that there are several recycling options available for those who want to properly dispose of their mattress while still making a positive impact on the environment. There are companies that offer pick-up services which take your old mattress and take them directly to a recycling facility where they will be broken down into separate components and reused whenever possible. Additionally, charities like The Salvation Army, Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity accept donations of used mattresses that are still in good condition so they can be used again by someone else who may need it more than you do!

Responsible disposal methods are key when it comes to protecting our environment from potential hazards associated with mattress disposal in landfills. Fortunately, there are several options available for those looking to make sure their old mattress is disposed of properly without negatively impacting the environment or potentially affecting the health of others. Whether you choose pick-up services or donate your old mattress to charity, taking these steps will help ensure that we all have access to clean air and water for years to come!

Try before you buy. It’s sound advice for just about anything, but it’s especially important when you’re shopping for a new mattress. Why? Because an estimated 20 million mattresses end up in landfills each year in the U.S. alone.

When you order a mattress online, you usually have a trial period of 100 days to one year to decide if it’s the right one for you. If it’s not, you can return it for a full refund. But what happens to that mattress then? In many cases, it ends up in a landfill because many people and companies do not recycle their mattresses.

When you shop for your next mattress, Deep Seep invites you to try before you buy. It might help reduce the amount of waste ending up in our landfills.