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MATTRESS MUSTER BACK ON IN MAITLAND

Date: 20 October 2017

Council will hold a Mattress Muster on Saturday 28 October from 8.30am to 12.00pm at the Council Depot Carpark on Metford Road, East Maitland.

The Mattress Muster recycling initiative has been a big success in Maitland and as a result of seven musters since October 2014, Council has received over 4,000 mattresses. There have also been more than 800 vehicles bring in mattresses since November 2016.

Each household in the Maitland local government area has the opportunity to recycle up to four mattresses as part of the muster on the weekend. Cot mattresses, innerspring mattresses and ensemble bases will be accepted, however a mattress with an ensemble base will be counted as two items.

Council’s Manager Development & Environment David Simm says, ‘By participating in this Mattress Muster you will ensure that components of your old mattresses are recycled instead of being disposed of to landfill.’

‘This is an opportunity for residents to do their bit for the environment by simply recycling something they might not use anymore, all free of charge,’ said Mr Simm.

To participate in this recycling initiative, proof of residence in the Maitland local government area will be required at the time of drop off.

For more about Council’s recycling services go to maitland.nsw.gov.au/Waste