Purchasing a new mattress is all fun and games until it comes to getting rid of the old one. Many people are unsure of how to dispose of these correctly;unfortunately, many have taken to dumping them in nearby woodland, which is causing huge issues for the Woodland Trust. They spend thousands of pounds clearing these dumped mattresses every year. Here at Beds Glasgow, we know that disposing of a mattress can be a headache, but we would never recommend dumping your old mattress in this way; in fact, we vehemently condemn this practice. If you need any advice on mattress disposal after purchasing a new one, then please, do not hesitate to contact us for advice.

Dumped Mattresses Causing Issues for Woodland Trust

Worst Year to Date

The Woodland Trust has reported that 2016 was its worst year to date for fly-tipping, with nearly 200 separate incidents of rubbish being left on its land. The charity has spent a whopping £42,596 on the cleaning and disposal of items that had been dumped; this increased the total costs for dealing with waste in the woodlands to approximately £354,000 in 2016 alone. The figure for 2016 was up almost 85 per cent on the numbers from 2015. One of the most common items being dumped are, you guessed it – old mattresses.


Woodland Trust UK operations director, Norman Starks, explained, “It’s worrying to see in a world where our woods face constant threats from disease, pests and development that we also have to deal with the actions of mindless individuals. Each year we are spending thousands of pounds clearing up other people’s waste, which could otherwise go towards creating new woods or protecting ancient woodland. At the end of the day, fly-tipping is an illegal activity, and people need to understand and remember that it has numerous implications for our woods and wildlife. We all need to care for our natural environment or risk ruining it forever.”

Contact Us

If you are looking for a new mattress, contact us here at Beds Glasgow; we have a large selection of beds and mattresses that can be delivered to you on the same day you order it! We can offer advice on how to dispose of your old mattress safely and responsibly as well. If you require any further information on our stunning range of beds and mattresses, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible.


1. https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/pipe/news/scotland/woodland-trust-hit-by-worst-year-on-record-for-fly-tipping/

Dumped Mattresses Causing Issues for Woodland Trust
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