New Era In Mattress Recycling

Disposing of used mattresses in an environmentally friendly way has long been a problem and a hassle but with TIC Mattress Recycling’s new automated processing plant coming on-line everybody can sleep easier.

Geelong and Surf Coast residents have the opportunity to be amongst the first people to participate using the new system which will transform the industry. Geelong and Surf Coats residents are being offered an exclusive mattress recycling deal for April.

TIC’s new facility dramatically reduces manual handling and deconstruction of mattresses enabling increased recovery of valuable resources such as steel, foam and textiles while reducing health hazards and the risk of workplace injuries.

TIC Mattress Recycling Managing Director Michael Warren said two years of research and development has gone into the new facility.


“Mattresses have long been recognised as an environmental problem”, Mr Warren said.

“If they are sent to landfill they are bulky, take up a lot of space and the recyclable steel and other materials are lost.

“To date recycling has either been manual systems which are slow and expose people to workplace injuries or shredding type systems which do not recover much of the recyclable materials.”

Since 2013 TIC has completed a global search and sent Australian mattresses to Europe for testing in automated facilities. The chosen technology has then been modified for Australian conditions and will be capable of processing more than 200,000 mattresses a year thereby saving about 170,000 cubic metres of landfill space and recycling more than 2 million kilograms of steel and 250,000 kilograms of foam


Michael Warren said TIC is committed to providing a long-term sustainable solution to mattress recycling.

“Mattress recycling has been a boom and bust activity for a number of years and people have quite rightly found good environmental options too hard,” he said.

“TIC is putting the mattress recycling problem to bed.”

To find out about the special offer to Geelong and Surf Coast residents contact 1300 230 768 or email


For more information about the TIC Mattress Recycling automated system and to view a video of the process see