Telford, UK – UK-based recycling company JBS Fibre Recovery has secured a contract to recycle every old mattress on behalf of retail giant Silent Night's UK customers.
The partnership will see the team at JBS collect over 7000 mattresses during 2013 and recycle them at one of the firm's five processing centres in the UK.
JBS said in a news release that its investment in highly sophisticated technologies to highly skilled workforce means it has the capabilities to recycle every component of the mattress from the polyurethane foam to polyester fibres and metal springs, by splitting each component apart and extracting and reprocessing them.
"We worked closely with the team at Silent Night to establish their exact environmental requirements, and are committed to ensuring that this new partnership provides the firm with a complete landfill diversion strategy," commented John Neill, JBS operations director.
The company says it currently recycles over 800 000 mattresses into UK, diverting over 20 000 tonnes from landfill, with the mattresses components recycled into fibres such as cotton or hemp to the textiles industry, and products such as carpet underlay, vehicle matting, tin cans and paper clips.