Ikea has launched a new mattress removal and recycling scheme across UK stores, it has revealed. Ikea has partnered with The Furniture Recycling (TFR) Group for its latest sustainability inititiative, which will divert 100 per cent of all mattresses collected by the service from landfill, recycling them into reusable materials and feeding them back into the economy.
Ikea sustainability manager Greg Lucas said the scheme will “transform old mattresses that would otherwise go to waste, back into valuable raw materials that can be used again and again”. “Partnerships like this are crucial to overcoming long-term environmental challenges like mattress waste and advancing our People and Planet Positive journey, while supporting as many customers as possible in living a more sustainable life at home,” Lucas added.
"Our mattress removal and recycling service makes it easier for you to live sustainably. We can take your old mattress and recycle it in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way for £40," Ikea says on its website. Book a recycling slot for your mattress for just £40 per item using code: IKEA2023.
Mattresses will only be accepted in a ready-to-collect condition and must not be damp or wet (e.g. left outside) Mattresses should be near the front door to be easily bagged and collected by the collection team. Collection from a room is available for an additional fee, Ikea says.
When the delivery team collects your old mattress or bed, it's transported to a dedicated mattress recycling centre. The mattresses are assessed then fed into process lines and dismantled into 19 different components (depending on the type of mattress). The price is from £40 for any sized mattress (Single, double, king and super king) using code IKEA 2023 at checkout.
There are some surcharges that apply (detailed below). There is an additional charge for collection from room of choice of £8.00. You can contact the logistics partner up to 48 hours before your collection to change the date. You'll be sent the relevant contact details via email after booking your initial collection slot.
Ikea recently launched a pre-loved car boot sale in Milton Keynes and Cardiff to push circular shopping at its stores. At the time, Milton Keynes store manager David Manser said: “We want to make the passing on of pre-loved items as easy and enjoyable as possible, and by providing the opportunity for people to resell the items they no longer need, brings benefits to the community, the environment and wallets.”