Why Recycling Matters

If you’re not already recycling, find out more about how easy it is and how you can really make a difference.
For those who already recycle, discover the positive effect your recycling efforts are making and find out what else you may be able to do.

We are always looking at new items to recycle to ease pressure on landfill and help further protect our precious environment.
Any new products that can be recycled will be detailed below

Mattress Recycling

  • Envirogreen Recycling  collects the mattresses which weigh between 20-50kg each
  • We take them back to our materials recovery facility.
  • All the mattresses are stripped and dismantled  using our mattress recycling machine with all the components within them are segregated.
  • The  entire components, wood, steel springs, wool and cotton padding, polyurethane foam, and fire retardant cover are full recovered  by shredding and sent for processing.
  • The reclaimed material within the mattresses  benefit various industries e.g. steel manufacturing, textile manufacturing and carpet manufacturing.

It may be the case within a short period of time that  we have no choice  but to recycle mattresses following a Joint a consultation between Westminister and the Welsh Assembly, to place a blanket landfill ban on bio-degradable municipal waste and certain types of recyclables including, paper, cardboard, glass, WEEE materials, metal, food and textiles.

The introduction of these measures was temporarily delayed by the UK government given the budgetary restraints that the councils currently face, but without question it is still imminent, it is just a matter of when?

Envirogreen Recycling is working closely with councils both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to make this service available to everyone. Please feel free to contact us for further information on + 44 28 877 48 007 or alternatively email or register your interest with your local council.

Recycling Tips

Recycling Conserves Resources

When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need Photo of a pair of wind turbinesto consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh, raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry.

Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future.

Recycling saves energy

Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials – even when comparing all associated costs including transport etc.

Plus there are extra energy savings because more energy is required to extract, refine, transport and process raw materials ready for industry compared with providing industry-ready materials.

Recycling helps protect the environment

Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution.

As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.