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New life for your old mattress

May 12, 2017

The business of shaping livable cities involves the big issues and the small details, like recycling unwanted or old mattresses to improve environmental sustainability.

“Every month council sends around 500 mattresses for recycling to GDP Industries, a not for profit disability employer in Geelong.

At GDP the mattresses are broken down and recycled. The fabric parts are used to make carpet underlay. and weed mats, the springs go to metal recyclers and the timber frames become kindling.

So don’t risk a heavy find by dumping your mattress – drop it off fr recycling or book a hard rubbish collection today. That way, your mattress will enjoy a second life.

Drop off a mattress to Resource Recovery Centre, Cnr White and Boundaru Streets, South Melbourne.


Find out more about Australia’s first mattress recycling plant and what you can do to reduce our mattress mountain at www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhzrgQPsXE&t=20s.


Original article published in the May/June edition of Divercity

Photo source: CoPP/Divecity/Cricket Studio.

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