It would not be responsible to send a mattress to the landfill. Either it is in good condition, in which case it ought to be passed on to someone who needs it, or in bad condition, in which case it should be recycled.
New York City, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 26, 2015
Mattress Disposal Plus is offering residents and businesses of New York City a surprisingly simple way to recycle old mattresses, box springs and furniture just in time for spring cleaning. To celebrate this annual time of year that supports environmental protection, Mattress Disposal Plus is offering a 10% off services coupon to every customer in New York City for an environmentally friendly way to jump start spring cleaning.
Although many people think it is okay to dump old mattresses, box springs and used furniture by the side of the road or in a dumpster, Mattress Disposal Plus wants everyone to know the dangers this can cause the community, the city and on a larger scale, the earth.
Research into the damage caused by old mattresses and box springs show that the wood of a box spring may be treated with compounds to prevent rot, the stuffing and textiles might have insect repellants and the textiles and foams could be based from petroleum products. If any of these things are thrown into a landfill, the harmful chemicals slowly leach out into the ground.
Not to mention that all mattresses and box springs are up to 90% recyclable. That means raw materials are going to waste. Also consider that the average mattress takes up around 23 cubic feet and is not biodegradable. That is a lot of space considering there are around 40 million tossed into a landfill each year.
Mattress Disposal Plus will disassemble the box spring and mattress and all the different materials (wood, metal and textiles) will be redistributed and reused. All used furniture will be donated to a local charity. Not only is this an eco-friendly way of handling materials, but it also controls the toxins from seeping into the earth.
The coupon voucher from Mattress Disposal Plus is an incentive for everyone getting rid of an old mattress, box springs or used furniture to actually consider the proper recycling and disposal needs of these items. There are no landfills, no waste and no pollution associated with this “green” process. With this coupon, Mattress Disposal Plus sets out to offer those that care about the earth a way to stay eco-friendly with a difficult, but necessary task to accomplish in New York City.