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Re: [greenyes] mattress recycling?


I would imagine that boric-acid treated cotton filled and cotton covered
(or hemp) futon mattresses could be composted.

Boric acid-treated cotton batting provides not only the benefits of
durability, comfort and safety but also may offer some protection for
those who suffer allergies from irritants such as mold, mildew and dust
mites. See

You could have bases made for the futons that would not ever need to be
thrown out.

I have heard that Goodwill and Salvation Army do NOT take used mattresses
or pillows.

Debra Lombard
LEEDtm Accredited Professional
Lighting & Sustainable Design
The RETEC Group
900 Chapel St., 2nd Fl - Box 9
New Haven, CT 06510
Tel: 203-776-2358 x 237
Fax: 203-773-3657

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