You can drop off your old mattress for a fiver.
Cork City Council has joined forces with Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities (WERLA) to facilitate another mattress drop-off day on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.
Householders can dispose of unwanted mattresses for just €5 at a Cork City Councils Civic Amenity site in Tramore Valley Park between 9am and 1pm. All mattresses must be dry and the collection is for domestic items only.
The collection is part of the Anti-Dumping Initiative 2021 and will see all mattresses deconstructed by hand by Cork Mattress Recycling Company.
“I am delighted to be running another mattress drop-off day this month,” said Senior Executive Engineer of Environmental Management in Cork City Council, Tony T O’ Sullivan.
“It is initiatives such as these that help Cork City Council to tackle the issue of illegal dumping in the city. The mattress drop has proven to be successful over the years, enabling the Council to recycle unwanted household items in a safe and responsible manner”.
All recyclable materials are properly recycled and re-used where possible. The steel bedsprings become reusable steel, the polyurethane foam is recycled for industry and the cloth, polyester synthetic fibres are reused as residual fuel disposal.