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Mattress Recycling: Everything You Need To Know

It’s estimated that 20 million mattresses are disposed of every year. This adds up to about 800 million cubic feet of landfill. What this does is:

  • Fill up the landfill because the mattresses are taking up too much space.
  • Make us create new landfills, thus endangering the animal habitat and reduce the available space

5 Mattresses stacked up in a pileThat is why mattress recycling is important.It is the only way you and I can help in lowering  the environment’s carbon footprint. That way, we won’t have to create a new one. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s look at:

What is Mattress Recycling

It is the process of taking bed components and reusing them to create something else. The process is entirely different from mattress refurbishing or renovating. A lot of materials used to make a mattress can be reused when the bed is dismantled. For instance:

  • Springs and coils:  They can be melted to create new ones
  • Foams: They are shredded to create the carpet and moving pads
  • Fibers: Useful in the creation of filters and insulation
  • Fabrics and upholstery: They are reclaimed to make other things
  • Wood: To create mulch or burn fuel.

Recycling of the mattress involves making use of these five components parts of the bed. It then begs the question:

How Do You Recycle a Mattress

Here we will share with you four options of recycling your mattress. That way, you will have at least an idea of what you are going to do with your old mattress. When you buy a new bed next time, remember recycling. You will sleep well knowing that you have, conserved the new resources, reduced pollution, and extended the lifespan of the landfill. Let us look at the four options you have right now:

Option #1: Resell it

If the mattress is in excellent condition, you can resell to sites like eBay or a close friend for a small amount. You will always find a customer as long as the mattress is in excellent condition.

Option #2: Donate it

A lot of companies and recycling plants exists in the USA that will accept the used beds free of charge. Places that accept furniture and homeless shelters will also be ideal for dumping your mattress. Most of these places will only take your mattress if it is in good condition. That means you may need to find more information before you donate your mattress.

Option #3: Junk hauling services

Junk hauling services are companies like  Junk-King Marin that accepts old mattress. All you need to do is reach out to them and inquire more about how you will dispose of your old mattress.

Option #4: Repurpose it

You can recycle or sell woods and springs. You can repurpose the padding and foams. All you can do is stuff them in a pillow, make pet beds, or use them as seating cushions. The fabric strap of the same mattress can be turned to rags or used for stuffing.

Conclusion

Whether you want to use a junk hauling service or donate your mattress, one thing to keep in mind is dumping a mattress is illegal. What’s worse is that it costs the government more than $70 million in illegal dumping.

That’s why states like California have come up with the California Used Mattress Recycling Act to regulate illegal dumping. That said, it would only be fair if you recycle your old mattress the right away for the sake of the environment. Our environment needs to be safe for us, plants, and animals.  Contact us for more information.

4 Family Oriented Hoarder Help Tips

Hoarding is a mental disorder characterized by persistent difficulty or parting with possessions due to a perceived need to save them. Hoarders experience distress at the slightest thought of letting go of the collected items that result in dangerous living conditions that arise from malnutrition, poor personal hygiene, and dangerous living conditions. According to the American Psychiatric Association, hoarding occurs in about 6% of the population. Living with a hoarder can be exceedingly demanding since hoarding takes up space and time making it difficult to establish a relationship and spend time together. It may be tempting to clean up the hoarder, but like other psychological disorders, forcing someone to change is not often effective and may make the problem worse. There are various ways you can offer hoarder help without encroaching into their personal space.

  • Examine Family Behavior
    Stop hoarding White red and black signOne of the first steps to offering hoarder help to a family member is to examine behaviors that reinforce hoarding behavior. If your loved one, for instance, collects magazines and newspapers, paying for monthly subscriptions of every issue reinforces the behavior allowing it to become a problem in the long-run. Family members accommodate these behaviors since they help in reducing arguments. The solution in such a case is to stop accommodation by calmly informing the person of the end of the subscriptions in a given time range.
  • Seek Medical Treatment
    Taking the first steps towards treatment for hoarders is a daunting task since many hoarders are in denials of their problem. Before seeking hoarder help for your loved one, you can embark on the Family-As-Motivators Training designed to assist family members to help their loved one with HD. The training helps in improving the well-being of family members and increases the likelihood of convincing their loved ones to seek medical help. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a major treatment process used to help individuals the way they think and behave hence helping them change their hoarding behaviors.
  • Do Not Clean Up
    While it may seem too obvious that cleaning up after a hoarder could help them solve their problem, cleaning up does not address the emotional distress caused by the idea of losing valuable items. Throwing things away without their consent leads to frustrations causing the hoarder to revert back to their old behaviors. Hoarders need time to make independent decisions and this means waiting to intervene until the person asks for help. Even when the hoarder accepts to clean up, do not expect that the cleaning process will happen immediately. It will take time and professional hauling services to clear the house and the environment, making it safe and habitable by all family members.
  • Listen to Your Loved One
    Do not be judgmental towards your family members suffering from HD. Hoarding is a mental disorder like any other health ailment hence hoarders should be treated with love. Do not start an argument or confront hoarders over their behavior as this may result in frustrations and reinforcement of their behavior. Instead, start a calm discussion with them and listen without interrupting. This will help you understand their mindset and the logic behind their behavior. Your support and openness go a long way in encouraging your loved one to seek professional help than your judgment and confrontations.

Once your loved one gets the necessary help through skills training, medication, and cognitive behavioral therapy, it becomes easy to clean up. Junk-King Marin offers you hoarder help services in Marin County, CA to help restore hygiene in your household. Call us today on 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) and schedule for junk hauling services or contact us on our website.

Junk King Marin
1364 N. McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-5P

Providing junk removal services to the Marin area, including:

Amer Cyn
Angwin
Belvedere Tiburon
Bodega
Bodega Bay
Bolinas
Calistoga
Camp Meeker
Cazadero
Corte Madera
Deer Park
Dillon Beach
Fairfax
Forest Knolls
Napa
Novato
San Rafael
Vallejo
and these nearby zip codes:
94503, 94508, 94515, 94558, 94559, 94576, 94581, 94589, 94590, 94591, 94592, 94901, 94903, 94920, 94922, 94923, 94924, 94925, 94929, 94930, 94933, 94945, 94947, 94948, 94949, 94998, 95419, 95421