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Mattress removal & recycling

Our mattress removal and recycling service makes it easier for you to live sustainably. We can take your old mattress and recycle it in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way for £40.

How it works |Good-to-knowHow your mattress is recycled | FAQs

How it works

We've partnered with The Mattress Recycling People to collect and recycle your old mattresses.

  • Book a recycling slot for your mattress for just £40 per item using code: IKEA2023 (some additional fees may apply, please see the full list below).
  • The delivery team will come and collect your old mattress from you at your chosen time and date

By clicking on the link above, you will be taken to a third-party website operated by The Mattress Recycling People, who are a separate company to IKEA. Orders placed through the third-party website are based on an agreement between The Mattress Recycling People and you (the customer), subject to The Mattress Recycling People terms and conditions. To avoid doubt, mattress recycling is not a service by IKEA.

Good-to-know basics

  • Mattresses will only be accepted in a ready-to-collect condition and must not be damp or wet (e.g. left outside)
  • Mattresses should be near the front door to be easily bagged and collected by the collection team. Collection from a room is available for an additional fee.

How is your mattress recycled?

When the delivery team collects your old mattress or bed, it's transported to a dedicated mattress recycling centre. The mattresses are assessed then fed into process lines and dismantled into 19 different components (depending on the type of mattress).

Those components are then segregated, sanitised and processed:

  • Steel springs are baled up ready to be recycled into new products​
  • Textiles are blended and baled ready for transferring onto industry as raw products for further processing​
  • Foam pads are reprocessed into new products in our warehouses​
  • All the materials are then used in newly manufactured products.​

Frequently asked questions

  • The price is from £40 for any sized mattress (Single, double, king and super king) using code IKEA 2023 at checkout. 

    There are some surcharges that apply (detailed below). There is an additional charge for collection from room of choice of £8.00. 


    • Postcodes covered by London surcharge: WD, EN,IG, RM,DA, BR, CR, SM, KT, TW, UB and HA - £3.00
    • Postcodes covered by ULEZ surcharge: NW,WC, W, SW, SE, E, N and EC - £4.50
    • Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Offshore and Grampian - £45.60 
  • You can contact the logistics partner up to 48 hours before your collection to change the date. You'll be sent the relevant contact details via email after booking your initial collection slot.

  • Please contact The Mattress Recycling People's customer service team to re-book via 0333 212 1708.

  • The mattress needs to be in an off-the-bed condition. The bed must also be dry. If the mattress is wet or damp (e.g., left outside), then collection will be refused. 

  • The mattress must be by the front door ready to be bagged and collected. If this is not possible,  then a supplementary charge of £8.00 can be paid to have the mattress collected from a room of choice.

    If it is not in the correct location this will result in a failed collection and you would need to re-book and re-pay for this service.

  • You can contact them on: 0333 212 1708

  • You would need to email us at least 48 hours before collection to avoid a failed collection charge. 

    If we receive your cancellation instructions within 48 hours of the date of your scheduled collection, but before the day of collection, due to the need to re-route and re-schedule our collection teams, you will be liable for a cancellation charge of 75% of the appropriate fee.

    If we receive your cancellation instructions on the day of your scheduled collection, unfortunately, you will be liable for a cancellation charge of 100% of the appropriate fee.

  • Yes, as the mattress recycling is fulfilled by a third-party supplier you will need to contact them separately at least 48 hours prior to the collection to receive a full refund.