Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
On March 18, Online Bed Quilt responds to an article published by Waste Recycling News, describing a new Wisconsin-based recycling company for mattress recycling.
According to Waste Recycling News, Wisconsin is notorious for its successful recycling plans. Though it has one of the most aggressive recycling programs, there has not been a plan for mattresses until recently. Bob Mudler, a waste management professional with 16 years of experience, launched Midwest Mattress Recovery, a mattress recycling company on March 4 to disassemble mattresses and send parts to recycling facilities.
Justin Maas, a representative from Online Bed Quilt, says there are many reusable parts in mattresses. “There’s metal from the springs, foam, cotton materials and wood in some box springs that could be reused to make new products,” he says. “These materials would go to waste in a dump and take up a lot of space. The recycling program is a great idea and I’m happy to see more and more states supporting such sustainable practices.”
Mudler says he hopes his company will become one of the largest mattress recyclers in the nation. He says he is expecting to process about 3,000 mattresses per month, which equates to about 35,000 pieces per year.
Madison, Wisconsin. reported spending over $100,000 each year on mattress disposal, disposing them out of state, reports Waste Recycling News.
Maas says the recycling program might also prompt people to purchase new mattresses. “Some people keep old mattresses longer than necessary because they don’t want to deal with the burden of disposing them,” he says. “Hopefully, the new recycling program will encourage people to recycle old mattresses properly.”
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