Surveillance video captured two men last week dumping nine mattresses and box springs outside the gate for the . The gate is clearly marked, “no dumping.”
In the United States, 15 to 20 million mattresses and box springs flood the waste stream yearly. To put that in perspective, if you laid 20 million mattresses end to end, they would circle the globe.
While it may seem simple on the surface, mattress delivery by mail represents a seismic shift in the mattress trade, notably disrupting supply chain conventions as one case in point. Beyond the online sales model, which is tipping the balance of power back in the consumer’s favor relative to convenience and quality, direct-to-door shipping also provides customers with an array of distinct advantages. The traditional offline delivery process is often tedious, including multiple strangers entering a home to hoist an extremely heavy and bulky mattress and box spring to the necessary location.
NORWALK — On Saturday, April 1, the City of Norwalk will be accepting mattresses and box springs for free. The free collection program will recycle the mattresses and box springs through the ’s Connecticut “Bye Bye Mattress Program.”