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Mattress Recycling Brings a Greener Tomorrow

Mattress Recycling Brings a Greener Tomorrow Junk King Sonoma CountyLiving a green lifestyle often means repairing old items and holding onto them for as long as you possibly can. One big exception: your mattress. For your health and comfort, you really need to replace your mattress about every five years or whenever it starts to wear out. Mattress recycling lets you say goodbye to the old mattress without worrying about environmental harm.

Junk King offers mattress recycling as part of our eco-friendly commitment that applies to all our junk hauling services. Mattress construction includes many different kinds of materials, which means recycling is not really an option for the average consumer. We make sure your old mattress gets broken down and separated into recyclable parts and non-recyclable components get disposed of responsibly.

  • Fabrics and fiber fill: Whether cotton, polypropylene or other materials, fabrics can be stripped away and recycled into new textiles as part of the mattress recycling process.
  • Metal springs: Most mattresses have steel springs, which can be melted down and repurposed.
  • Foam: Mattress foam can be plant-based or synthetic. Either way, the right mattress recycling facility can process and recycle these materials.
  • Wood: Frame materials get scrapped or chipped and recycled into other products to prevent unnecessary deforestation.

The mattress recycling process requires special machinery to tear apart the pieces and sort the different materials. Some mattress recyclers can repurpose as much as 90% of the materials.

Mattress Recycling: An Earth-Friendly Solution

Mattresses should never go to landfills because they take up so much space — the springs and foam prevent the mattress from compacting like other trash. The materials can be especially hazardous to the earth, too. Metals and petroleum-based fabrics leach toxins into the soil and water, so these items should be recycled rather than thrown away.

When you choose mattress recycling, the entire mattress gets taken apart. The recyclable materials get recycled, and the non-recyclable parts can be disposed of with minimal impact on the environment.

With Junk King, you get an easy, hands-free solution for mattress recycling. You don’t have to burn fuel driving your mattress to a special location. Our team will simply pick it up — on your schedule — anywhere around the Sonoma and Marin area. We’ll drop it off at a San Francisco area mattress recycling facility, and you can start shopping for a new eco-friendly mattress!

Stop waking up to a sore back and get rid of your old mattress — make an appointment with Junk King for pick-up and mattress recycling.

Sonoma Furniture Removal & Disposal

Have you been in a home where you were afraid to sit on the furniture? There could be two reasons for this: It’s too fancy or too ragged looking. In many homes a sofa in the living room becomes the most used piece of furniture next to the bed. That’s why it’s a very important purchase to make. In fact, it’s right up there with a new car or mattress. Before heading out to the showroom make sure you measure your space. You might think you know how big your sofa is but if you opt for something even a few inches larger you could find yourself in trouble especially when it means getting it through the front door. You might also rethink the space your current sofa resides in. Maybe a sectional will work in that space and give you even more room for people to get comfy.

You also need to consider that the frame of your new sofa will be made of. It should be a hardwood like oak or alder. Ask the salesperson but don’t take their word. Check the label. You also want to make sure that frame was kiln dried. This is a process the prevents the wood from warping or cracking when there is a change in the temperature. The idea thickness for a frame is 1-1/4″ think. Add all those factors up and you’ve got a high quality sofa frame.

In the showroom, you’ll want to check on the cushion springs as well. Don’t hesitate to take a cushion off and stand on it. After all, all your weight will eventually be going on that cushion so it should be able to withstand the pressure. It should also feel comfortable to the touch. That’s where the choice of cushion fabric is important. Embrace that you should pay a little extra for stain resistant fabric. You’ll be grateful for the first spill and it will happen!

While you wait for delivery on your new sofa you’ll need to make arrangements to get rid of the old sofa. That can be handled with a single call to Junk King of Sonoma. They’ll send over a two-man crew and truck big enough to haul off all the furniture you’re replacing. They will also be able to cart away any other bulky item that is cluttering up your home, including appliances, mattresses, yard waste, exercise machines and more.  If you’re going to get a new sofa you might as well get a clean home! Let Junk King help.

For the best in Sonoma Furniture Removal, simply call 1-888-888 JUNK or set up an online appointment today.