Recycling mattresses

Do you know how many mattresses are thrown away in Belgium every year? 1,100,800 to be precise! Given that a mattress weighs on average 20 kg, that is the equivalent of 22,016 tonnes of waste per year. O-Mat, the system that aims to put old mattresses and box-springs to good use, offers a solution through selective collecting, upgrading and recycling.

Old mattresses, made from a great variety of materials

  • Polyether mattresses (mattress in synthetic foam or rubber foam)
  • Cold foam mattress
  • Pocket spring mattresses
  • Spring mattresses
  • Nasa/Visco/slow foam mattresses
  • Latex mattresses
  • Talalay latex mattresses
  • Mattress toppers
  • Box-springs
  • ...

Selective collection: dismantling with material recycling as a point of view

The mattresses are selectively collected and delivered to a specialised processing centre. There, the mattresses are dismantled so that the various elements are optimally released for recycling.

Metal springs, for example, are suitable for material recycling to a new metal application. The mousse, latex and textiles are eligible to produce new mattresses. They can also serve as raw material for carpets or insulation material. Waste streams which don’t find any application in material recycling can in turn be suitable for energetic valorisation. Thanks to selective collection and dismantling, no materials are lost. 

Vanheede Environment Group is organising the most widespread collection of used mattresses in Europe under the banner O-Mat.

You will find the most sustainable treatment for your mattress with us!

Contact us straight away so that we can explore the recycling possibilities for your mattress.