Hilton to recycle used bed sets

recycling globeHilton Worldwide has announced a mattress recycling program in coordination with the installation of new Serta mattresses and box springs at its properties. Through the effort, Hilton expects to recycle roughly 85% of its bed sets, dismantling the units into components for use in other applications.

“Our hotels have purchased more than 50,000 mattresses in the past two years in the U.S. alone,” said Randy Gaines, vice president of engineering operations for the Americas at Hilton Worldwide. “This program presents a great opportunity for our hotels globally, offers a cost savings to owners and underscores Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to further reduce our waste output.”

DH Hospitality, a hospitality services provider in Manassas, Va., will oversee the recycling effort, ensuring that all mattress and box spring components are recycled—not resold or re-covered—by requiring recycling centers to provide a certificate of recycling.