Cross-Sector Partnership Springs Into Action for Australian Mattress Recycling

11th August 2016


Soft Landing and TIC Mattress Recycling today announced a partnership bringing together the best
of their respective models to address the 300,000 end-of-life mattresses that require processing
each year in Sydney and Melbourne.

Soft Landing is Australia’s leading mattress recycling social enterprise having carved a strong and
award-winning 8-year path with Councils, retailers and manufacturers across NSW, ACT and WA. TIC
Mattress Recycling is the global owner and distributor of the worlds’ leading automated technology
for mattress recycling and has built Australia’s first automated mattress recycling facility which is
now operating in Melbourne.

The intertwining of the two organisations in our high density cities will maximise collection, recovery
and landfill diversion of end of life mattresses. TIC, with the support of the NSW Government, is
establishing an automated facility in Western Sydney, where Soft Landing will co-locate to continue
disassembling and processing hard-to-manage mattresses and bed bases.

The partnership ensures Soft Landing can continue to provide work for people experiencing
disadvantage in Western Sydney, while Sydney customers can access the latest technology to
address growing volumes. A win for the community, the environment and industry.
Bill Dibley, Soft Landing National Operations Manager, is looking forward to this next stage of

“Our team is excited about a partnership in Sydney and Melbourne that tackles head on the latest
technologies in our industry, co-locating our existing work and skills right into it. We bring a great
deal of expertise around deconstruction and processing, with loyal customers and a commitment to
the best social and environmental outcomes for each waste stream. This partnership will maximise
processing in high density cities, and create new jobs for Soft Landing staff in Melbourne.”

Soft Landing will continue to grow their social enterprise model across other states and regional
Australia in their own right, with sites thriving in the Illawarra, ACT and WA. These sites are in high
unemployment areas and have a strong “waste to wages” agenda.

TIC Mattress Recycling Managing Director Michael Warren is delighted with what the future holds:
“TIC Mattress Recycling is committed to working with worlds best technology, and combined with a
social enterprise like Soft Landing we present a powerful team. This partnership can deliver the best
of both worlds to Australia.”


For further information please contact  the TIC Group Marketing department directly on 03. 9392. 3700