Disposing of old mattresses can be challenging and costly for households. One option is to visit local civic amenity sites or mattress recycling centers. However, transporting a mattress to these sites can be cumbersome and may require a vehicle large enough to accommodate it.
If you have a car with a small boot, rolling up the mattress and securing it with rope might be a solution, though it usually requires two people. Alternatively, using a van can make the transport more manageable.
Before deciding on a method, check with the specific recycling facility or civic amenity site for their requirements and any associated fees. Some mattress retailers or manufacturers may also offer disposal services or take back old mattresses when delivering new ones. Always prioritize responsible disposal methods to contribute to recycling efforts and reduce the environmental impact of mattress disposal.
Mattress amnesty in South Dublin 2023
This year, the Household Mattress Recycling Amnesty is set to commence on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023. The designated drop-off location is Recycle IT at 14/2 Crag Terrace, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, D22 TK37.
Additionally, our facility will be open on four Saturdays, namely the 19th and 26th of August, and the 2nd and 9th of September, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. You can visit the Recycle IT Facility at Crag Terrace, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, Dublin 22, D22 TK37 during these hours.
For added convenience, householders have the option to drop off their mattresses from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. until Friday, September 29th, 2023. Please note that after this date, Recycle IT will no longer be able to accept mattresses for free recycling drop-off. Take advantage of this opportunity to recycle your mattresses responsibly before the deadline.
There will be a number of community collection days in the areas of South Dublin listed below
- Wednesday 9th August – AGP0 (Lucan Harriers) Car Park, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co Dublin
- Wednesday 16th August – Tymon Park Car Park, Limekiln Road, Dublin 12
- Wednesday 23rd August –Quarryvale Community Centre Car Park, Greenfort Gardens, D22
- Wednesday 30th August – Rathcoole Community Centre Car Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
- Wednesday 6th September– Tymon Park Car Park, Castletymon Road, Dublin 24
- Wednesday 20th September –Killinarden Community Centre Car Park, Killinarden, Dublin 24
Free Mattress Recycling Collection Day in Dún Laoghaire 2023
The free Mattress Recycling Collection Day at Ballyogan Recycling Park will take place on Saturday, 23rd of September2023 from 09.30am to 5.30pm.
A maximum of 2 mattresses are permitted per person.
The free household hazardous waste collection will take place on Saturday, 7th of October 2023 from 08.30am to 3.30pm at Dún Laoghaire Harbour outside the Ferry Terminal.
We will accept:
- Waste Paint
- Paint Thinners/Strippers
- White Spirit
- Creosotes/Epoxy Resins
- Cleaning Agents/Detergents/Bleaches
- Medicines/Pharmacy Waste
- Waste Engine Oils
- Chemicals with Identification Labels
Free Waste Mattress Recycling Events in Kildare 2023
25/09/2023 Kildare County Council in partnership with the Regional Waste Enforcement Office and the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications; will be holding free waste mattress recycling events at two of our Civic Amenity Sites to aid households in recycling and reduce dumping across County Kildare.
The events are being held specifically for domestic customers at the following locations:
- Silliot Hill Civic Amenity Centre, Brownstown, Kilcullen on Sunday 8th October; and
- Gallowshill Civic Amenity Site, Dublin Road, Athy on Tuesday 10th October
Event opening hours will be 9am until 3pm each day.
Households are encouraged to take this opportunity to undertake a clear out and dispose of such waste responsibly We would encourage you to explore alternatives other than disposal prior to bringing along to the events.
The following items will be accepted for recycling for free on the day and household quotas will apply:
- Double, single, and triple mattresses –maximum of 6 per delivery
The following will not be accepted during the events:
- Divans, pillows, bed frames, foot stools, couches, armchairs
- Commercial operators
- Charity companies
All categories which fall outside of this scheme can be recycled as normal at any Civic Amenity Site when normal service and opening hours resume.