"MATTRESS & BOX SPRING"
HOTELS & MOTELS
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
NOTE: PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MUNICIPALITY FOR MATTRESS & BOX SPRING RECYCLING PRACTICES.
Delaware Green Recycling Community Outreach, Inc.
DGreenRCO seeks to focus on educational information on the mattress & box spring recycling and diverting them from landfills.
WHY RECYCLE MATTRESSES? Up to 95% of the contents of a typical used mattress & box spring (steel, wood, polyurethane foam, fabric & plastic) is recyclable.
Why is our “Mattress Recycling Program” so important?
Mattresses are up to 95% recyclable
Recycling diverts them from the landfills
The materials can be manufactured into new products, non-healthcare
Recycled products save natural resources from being extracted from the earth
Sustainability makes financial sense, REDUCE, COST AVOIDANCE
Sustainability programs reduce your company’s waste output and carbon footprint
Saves CO2, GHG, and the environment
It’s the right thing to do
WHY DIVERT THE MATTRESS & BOX SPRING FROM ENTERING THE LANDFILLS?
The used mattress and box spring are included in the process of landfilling across the country, which waste is spread across 100's of acres of landfill and dirt is then spread over it. These chemicals from the mattress leaks over time in the groundwater, which goes to our drinking water, & food suppy and maybe the cause of the high level of chlorine doses put in the public drinking water.
Our 3-P's Philosophy
PLANET: To reduce, recycle, and reuse materials unnecessarily ending up in our landfills.
PEOPLE: To help disenfranchised men & women gain valuable skills and work experience.
PURPOSE: To reduce waste and GreenHouse Gases (GHG). The contents of 10,000 mattresses equates to about 125 tons of steel, 20 tons of wood & 15 tons of foam. Recycling these materials can save 239 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) or the equivalent of planting 373 trees or taking 40 cars off the road for a year.