Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company (CFRC) working together with North Ayrshire Council (NAC) have developed a mattress reuse project. The call for which came from increased demand for reuse mattresses. This was led by calls for mattresses through the alliance with NAC Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) and Circular Communities Consortium.
Working with NAC Waste Services, CfrFRC applied for Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) Recycling Improvement Fund (RIF). This was to improve mattress recycling rates within HWRC sites and funded professional cleaning and sanitising equipment. Reuse containers, specifically for mattresses, are installed at each of NAC’s 4 Household Waste Recycling Centre’s (HWRC) sites. The 3 mainland sites will be serviced weekly and the Brodick container monthly (see below for container locations and details)
CFRC will service the containers by collecting the mattresses. This is for cleaning, sanitising and preparing them for reuse. Increasing the number of reusable mattresses saves them from landfill and fly-tipping. We will reuse or recycle 100% of collected mattresses. We will post figures every month on our Social Impacts page.
Cleaning equipment has now been bought and CFRC staff are trained on its operation. The professional cleaning of mattresses can now be done in house. CFRC have shared a 94 square metres of warehouse space to deal only with processing and storing of mattresses.
CFRC Mattress Cleaning Process.
Donate mattresses by dropping them off at containers found at local HWRC sites or use our FREE collection service. The mattress must meet the needs noted below. You can drop your mattresses off to our store in Irvine.
FREE MATTRESS UPLIFT RESTRICTIONS.
- The mattress has a fire label that has the BS7177 noted
- No rips or tears
- The mattress has not been left outside
- The mattress is not wet
- There are no signs of infestation
- No Strong odours
Please remember that as well as being able to donate mattresses, CFRC also collect reusable furniture items FREE of charge. If you have anything else you’d like to donate, please add this when finishing the donation form.
Irvine Bartonholm HWRC Site Details
Please make yourself aware of the Irvine, Bartonholm area to make sure you know the set up before arriving.
Irvine Bartonholm HWRC is open daily from: 10:00am to 4:30pm (Last Entry is 4:00pm daily)
Bartonholm Site Map
Kilbirnie HWRC Site Details
Please make yourself aware of the Kilburnie HWRC area to make sure you know the set up before arriving.
The Kilbirnie HWRC is open daily from: 10:00am to 4:30pm (Last Entry is 4:00pm daily)
Kilbirnie Site Map
Largs HWRC Site Details
Please make yourself aware of the Largs HWRC area to make sure you know the set up before arriving.
The Largs HWRC is open daily from: 10:00am to 4:30pm (Last Entry is 4:00pm daily)
Largs Site Map
Brodick (Arran) HWRC Site Details
Please make yourself aware of the Brodick (Arran) HWRC area to make sure you know the set up before arriving.
Mon – Fri: 09:00am to 3:00pm (Last Entry is 2:45pm)
Saturday: 09:00am to 12noon (Last Entry 11:45am)
Brodick, Isle of Arran