Mattress major starts hospitality recycling program

hotel room with two bedsSimmons Hospitality, a division of Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Co., has teamed up with Global Sustainability Solutions to handle recycling services for the mattress maker’s hospitality sales.

The new program will provide mattress installation, removal and recycling services, including delivery coordination and installation of new products, as well as removal and transportation of old bed sets and bed frames to designated recycling plants.

Under the program, hospitality clientele purchasing new products from Simmons, such as the new Simmons Hospitality Beautyrest Recharge line, are offered the option of recycling their old mattresses through GSS services.

“Simmons’ partnership with GSS gives our hospitality clients a cost-effective, hassle-free recycling option that streamlines the replacement process and battles landfill waste,” says Steve Tipton, vice president of Simmons Hospitality. “Through this partnership, we are proudly taking an active role in developing viable solutions to the mattress disposal dilemma.”

Mattress recycling has gained traction in recent months with several states working with the International Sleep Products Association to find practical, cost-effective solutions for recycling used mattresses. Both Connecticut and Rhode Island have passed used mattress recycling laws and similar legislation is nearing approval in California.

“Old mattresses are nearly 100% recyclable, which essentially means that our industry produces one of the most sustainable products in the marketplace,” Tipton says. “The new state‐sponsored programs and legislation lay a great foundation for industrywide policy change, and we hope sustainability initiatives like Simmons’ encourage other bedding manufacturers to pick up the torch, as well. Through our new hospitality recycling program, Simmons is doing its part to give hotel owners and brands an environmentally friendly option for mattress disposal.”