The sustainable bed and
mattress recycling specialists

Providing a sustainable outlet for a difficult waste stream, we divert 100% of mattresses we process
from landfill in the UK. We work with the UK’s businesses and local authorities to recycle and repurpose
mattress materials, creating a circular economy for mattresses and their component parts.

Although we are frequently asked by members of the public to recycle individual mattresses,
we’re afraid we only work with corporate clients.

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167,000 tonnes

of mattresses still sent to landfill
each year in the UK

Others are incinerated or dumped
on vacant properties

Over 1 million

mattresses recycled since launch

Since TFR Group was launched in
2012 we have recycled more and
more mattresses each year

7000 mattresses

recycled every week by TFR Group

A figure we aim to increase to
20,000 in the coming years

Over 30,000 tonnes

of materials fed back into economy

Sanitised recycled materials are sent to
manufacturing industry to make new
products and create a circular economy

Welcome to

The Furniture
Recycling Group

167,000 tonnes of mattresses are sent to landfill every year in the UK. That’s a figure that Nick Oettinger, Managing Director of TFR Group, was simply not willing to ignore.

Whilst working as an improvement consultant in the industry, dealing with the full spectrum of waste types and processes, there was a poignant moment whilst at a landfill site when a mattress became wrapped around the drive shaft of a delivery vehicle on site. It got Nick’s cogs churning about these bulky items and how he could break down each component…

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The Process the process The Mattress Recycling Process Wondering what happens to the mattresses once we get hold of them? Follow the journey of every mattress that comes to us here at TFR Group. Disposal is booked disposal is booked The disposal is booked TFR Group customers place an order for their mattresses to be recycled. Collection collection Collection TFR Group can arrange nationwide collection of mattresses for recycling and works with a handpicked selection of trusted hauliers to ensure minimal carbon footprint.

The secure chain of custody starts at the point of collection with a completed waste transfer note.

Whether collected by others, or us the mattresses are booked in and upon arrival are put through a waste acceptance procedure.
Process Lines process lines Process Lines Mattresses are fed into process lines and dismantled into 19 component parts by our skilled recycling team. Sanitisation sanitisation Sanitisation Materials are segregated ready for sanitisation and processing. Recycling Process recycling process Recycling Process 1. Pocket springs are put through our patented pocket spring recycling machine, a process that takes just 2.5 minutes, meaning these difficult mattress components that would historically end up at landfill, are automatically separated into steel and polypropylene waste streams, leaving recyclable components.

2. Steel springs are baled up to pass on to scrap metal merchants.

3. Textiles are blended and baled ready for transferring onto industry as raw products for further processing.

4. Foams are reprocessed into new products in-house.
New Products new products New Products Our recycled materials are used in newly manufactured products sold into industry, completing the circular economy system. The Result the results The Results 100% of mattress materials diverted from landfill Over 95% of materials are recycled with the small remaining percentage going to energy from waste Our partners receive a sustainable outlet for waste mattresses, contributing to their ambitions of a circular economy, reduce their carbon footprint and meet recycling targets

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