|A RESPONSIBLE MATTRESS AND FURNITURE DISPOSAL SOLUTION|
“From its accredited waste transfer centre, The Furniture Recycling Company, supplies a unique waste disposal and recycling service for a wide range of bedroom, living room and dining room furniture – recycling metal, wood, all upholstery textiles and fillings, even glass. This national service provides a zero landfill process for retailers, hoteliers, local authorities and the wider public sector, meeting everyone’s environmental objectives, whilst creating recycled raw materials for a range of alternative manufacturing processes.”
The Furniture Recycling Company, part of the Keen and Toms Group, manufacturers of Hypnos mattresses and divan beds, provides a national collection, disposal and recycling service for beds, upholstered furniture and wooden furniture – ensuring a low cost, green and responsible alternative, to landfill.
Using Hypnos’s detailed day-to-day understanding of the bed and furniture industry’s logistics patterns, covering both the contract hotel bed market and retail furniture market, this waste disposal and recycling service has been designed to protect the environment and to help reduce landfill volumes, providing not only a zero landfill solution, but also a source of recycled raw materials and fuel for other manufacturing processes.
By utilising Hypnos’s existing national transport network of delivery vehicles, which used to return empty, The Furniture Recycling Company is able to schedule an efficient collection and disposal service to minimise the carbon footprint associated with multiple independent disposals, eliminating the need for extra handling and transport to take beds and furniture to landfill sites, thereby reducing the carbon footprint associated with current disposal methods.
Beds and furniture which are diverted from landfill are collected by Hypnos’s transport and delivered to The Furniture Recycling Company – an accredited and secure waste transfer centre. In partnership with Waste Cycle, our accredited waste management specialist, unique machinery shreds and then separates all materials for recycling. Nothing is wasted and nothing ends up in landfill: metal hinges and springs are recycled back into steel products; timber into MDF or wood shavings; foam reused in carpet underlay or other insulation products; textiles recycled into insulation products or briquettes for industrial heating and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). The packaging materials from the new, replacement beds and furniture are also separated and recycled.
This disposal and recycling service will help furniture retailers and the hospitality industry alike, providing a responsible solution for homes and hotels, even cruise liners! Equally this service will help the public sector, from prisons to student or military accommodation. There will always be a strong demand to dispose of an old mattress, an old bed, or an old piece of furniture, on receipt of new, replacement products. A number of major national high street retailers have already integrated this disposal service into its consumer offer, confident in providing not only another value-added service but also an environmentally friendly solution.
Hypnos, in partnership with their retailers, promotes this responsible disposal solution to consumers, developing persuasive education programmes to help change consumer behaviour and attitudes toward responsible end-of-life mattress and bed disposal. The Furniture Recycling Company’s sorting process also enables the identification of ‘clean comfort mattress returns’, partnering with responsible charities for sanitised mattress donations.