- Buy and Sell beds:
- End of life and recycling:
- There is no official recycling program in place for beds and headboards.
Harvey Norman: “We send old mattress to be recycled. But any bed bases, headboards and bed frames are not sent for recycling. We offer a disposal service for old bed bases, headboards and bed frames if needed.”
Bed Linen and Blankets:
- Bed linen and blankets are accepted by The Clothes Pod – a list of their bring banks around the country is on their website.
- You could also try giving them away on your local Freecycle group, or selling/buying on Buy and Sell sites and groups.
Duvets and Pillows:
- Duvets and pillows are not accepted at civic amenity sites or by charity shops. However, they may be accepted by some organisations.
- Some animal rescues may accept things like duvets and pillows. Some already have enough, and others are in need of them, so it is worth making a number of inquiries. Husky Rescue Ireland take duvet covers and other bedding (but not duvets).
- Duvets can be washed before giving them away – large washing machines at Revolution Laundry – located at petrol stations, supermarket car parks, etc. around Ireland.
- Freecycle groups may also take them.
End of life – Mattresses:
- When you purchase a new mattress, the shop will usually arrange to pick up your old mattress for an additional fee. Make sure to ask them if the old mattress is being sent for recycling.
Mattress recycling facilities around Ireland:
- Dublin – Eco Mattress Recycling provides a free collection service to all our commercial mattress suppliers and door to door mattress collection service for domestic customers for a fee across the Dublin area. Please phone or e-mail us for a price quote. We are fully licensed and hold waste collection and waste facility permits. And guarantee 100% recycling of all products collected.
- Galway – BounceBack Recycling provides a domestic collection service in the Galway and wider area. Contact 091 760877 for a quote.
- Cork – Boomerang Recycling
- Wicklow – Wicklow Mattress Disposal
- Meath, Kildare, Wexford and Dublin – Michael Murphy
- For other cities, do a google search for mattress recycling in your area.
- Civic Amenity sites also accept mattresses.
Mattress recycling – video