Mattresses spring into new lifeHabitat launches mattress recycling service

29 September 2006

Furniture giant Habitat is launching a recycling service for old and unwanted mattresses and divans in ten of its stores from October.

The furniture store is the first in the UK to collect and recycle old mattresses on delivery of a new bed.

Habitat will take away old mattresses on delivery of any new furniture for a cost of £15 for single mattresses or £20 for doubles. 

The mattresses are recycled in the UK and 95 per cent of the materials are reused. The current option is to get the local council to collect the mattress and discard in a landfill site.

Habitat spokesperson, Gary Mylum, said: 'As is the nature of life, even a prized bed has to be chucked out at some time, so this new service takes the stress out of disposing of your old bed and keeps true to the Habitat  ethic, of loving your home.' 

Most of the participating stores are based in London including branches at Tottenham Court Road, Regent Street, Finchley Road, High Street Kensington and Kings Road.

Habitat stores in Hatfield, Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Brighton are also participating in the recycling scheme.