Following recent successful Mattress Amnesties in which over 1300 mattresses were collected and recycled, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council Michael Sheehan today launched the Council’s 2019 Mattress and Sofa Amnesty. The initiative takes places over four Saturdays, beginning Saturday 31st August, and will give members of the public an opportunity to bring their old mattresses and sofas to household recycling centres in the County free of charge.
Funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Anti-Dumping Initiative for 2019, the Mattress and Sofa Amnesty addresses the all-too-familiar sight of mattresses and sofas dumped on our roadsides by offering the public a free opportunity to recycle these unwanted items.
“We understand that the proper disposal of these bulky waste items can be difficult for householders to deal with as they cannot be disposed of through the normal refuse disposal services” said Councillor Sheehan “The mattress and sofa amnesty gives householders an opportunity to leave old mattresses or an unwanted suite into their local household recycling centres free of charge and this will help eliminate the scourge of illegal dumping of these items on our roadsides and rural locations” he added.
Householders are reminded that only clean dry mattresses should be brought to the appropriate household recycling centres at the dates and times listed below. A maximum of 3 mattresses and 1 suite of furniture will be accepted per vehicle on each day.
Commercial waste will not be accepted. All mattresses will be recycled.
|Date of Amnesty||Household Recycling Centre||Opening times|
|Saturday 31 August 2019||Holmestown Waste Facility||08.30 - 12.00 & 13.00 - 15.00|
|Saturday 7 September 2019||New Ross Recycling Centre||08.30 - 12.00 & 13.00 - 15.00|
|Saturday 14 September 2019||Enniscorthy Recycling Centre||08.30 - 12.00 & 13.00 - 15.00|
|Saturday 21 September 2019||Gorey Recycling Centre||08.30 - 12.00 & 12.00 - 15.00|
For more information contact the Environment Section of Wexford County Council on 053 9196000 or by email to email@example.com