Free yourself of unwanted mattresses

Cessnock City Council is pleased to once again offer residents a free drop-off service for old mattresses and ensembles from 8am to 12pm on Saturday 23 September 2017. 

Cessnock City Council is pleased to once again offer residents a free drop-off service for old mattresses and ensembles from 8am to 12pm on Saturday 23 September 2017.

Council alternates this popular service between Cessnock and Kurri Kurri every six months and this time around it will be held at the Hunter Business Enterprise Centre car park in Kurri Kurri.

Something many people might not know is approximately 96% of mattresses and ensembles can be recycled as they contain valuable materials like steel, timber and foam. With this, everything collected will be stripped and separated for recycling.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he was overwhelmed when he found out the mattress drop-off figures from these events since they started in 2015.  

“Over the past two years, we have collected a whopping 3,931 mattresses and ensembles at these drop-off events.”  

“Research suggests these type of events reduce the likelihood of illegal dumping, which is why we started holding them in the first place and it’s great to see the community taking advantage of this service,” added Cr Pynsent.  

This free service is available to Cessnock City Council residents only and proof of address is required. Mattress drop-offs must be made using a vehicle as there will be no pedestrian access and there is a limit of four items per household.  

This project is funded by the Domestic Waste Management Service Charge. For more information, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/mattress.

 8/23/2017