City of Swan mattress service springs to life


Workers from Spider Waste repurposing the mattresses.
Workers from Spider Waste repurposing the mattresses.

CITY of Swan residents will have access to a year-round service for unwanted mattress collection.

The new service will replace the collection process during scheduled verge pick -up, with residents now able to request up to three mattresses and bed bases per household to be picked up from their house per year.

The mattresses will then be collected, recycled, cleaned and repurposed and given to those in need.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the mattresses would be picked up on a five- week rotation.

“Not only will this decrease the amount of material placed on verges during the scheduled collections, it will increase efficiency and help to streamline the City’s waste collection services,” he said.

Councillor Maria Haynes said the City would still be working with contractor Spider Waste to collect and recycle the mattresses.

“Discarded mattresses are one of the bulkiest, most expensive items filling up landfill, but most are now being recycled, repurposed and reused,” she said. “Over the past two years more than 180 tonnes of mattresses disposed of in the City of Swan were diverted from landfill and given new life.”

Residents can book by calling the City on 9267 9267.

Mattresses are to be placed out no earlier than 24 hours prior to the notified collection day. Any mattresses placed on the verge outside of this timeframe will be classified as illegal dumping and may incur a fine.

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