TFR Group and John Lewis

Case Study


Driving change
in retail recycling

We work with UK retail giant, John Lewis, to help responsibly recycle its customers’ old mattresses, as part of its mattress replacement and removal service.

As part of this valuable add-on service, John Lewis picks up customers’ old mattresses and takes them to one of its many distribution hubs. This is where TFR Group comes in. We collect the mattresses from John Lewis and bring them to our recycling facilities, where they are broken down into their 19 component materials by our team of skilled workers and our innovative pocket spring machine. These components are then thoroughly sanitised, recycled and used within the manufacturing industries in the UK.


As a direct result of the partnership, John Lewis was able to collect and recycle approximately
58,000 mattresses in 2016 alone, diverting over 1,500 tonnes of waste from landfill.
We continue to work alongside John Lewis to recycle more and more mattresses, helping
reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

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58,000 mattresses

collected and recycled in 2016 alone

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Diverting over 1,500

tones of waste from landfill

“TFR Group is trustworthy and has a solid plan for the future. With the help of Nick and his
team, we’re very optimistic about the future of mattress recycling.”

Sustainability manager at John Lewis

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