All in all, we collected from the mattress:
• 58 sf of synthetic material to be used as filter fabric
• 58 sf of nylon netting to beused as fruit protection netting
• And of course the springs beautiful!
and from the boxsprings:
• metal springs recyclable(would make neat book display rack)
• Wood-about 67 linear feet of 1 x 3 pine
• 29 sf of white synthetic fibre cloth-same material as landscape fabric only white
• 29sf of mattress felt (excellent!)
In the end we were only left with a small fabric roll (which was loosely rolled at that) which remained unusable. See the photos below. We have placed a standard BBQ propane canister next to it just to provide a sense of scale. We reduced 36.5 cu ft of landfill (16” high x 6’6” long x 4’5” wide) to approximately 2 cu. ft.. It took team of 2 about 25 minutes for both units. (There was a little lost time due to celebration over each of the unexpected finds!!)
We fully suspect that each mattress and boxspring will present a new challenge and potentially new reclaimable resources. If you live in or near Bruce County, we are inviting you to join the fun in the Spring has Sprung event. Contact us and we will direct you to the closest participating municipality. The more the merrier!