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Furniture recycling and mattress reuse information

We work with Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company (CFRC) to:

  • reduce the number of household items and textiles going for final disposal
  • increase the number of items which can then be re-used

If you have household items that are:

  • re-usable
  • clean
  • in good working condition

Please contact the Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company as they may collect your items for free.

Please note: the items they are able to collect may vary

Mattress Reuse Project 

North Ayrshire Council and Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company (CFRC) are implementing the collection service element for a new innovative mattress reuse project. Having secured funding through the Scottish Governments Recycling Improvement Fund (RIF) in partnership with the Council, CFRC will commence the collection of suitable mattresses for reuse from households across North Ayrshire. These are then cleaned and sanitised by fully trained CFRC staff for reuse. 

Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company (CFRC) will uplift all mattresses for reuse as long as the following standards are met, the mattress: 

  • has a fire label that has the BS7177 noted
  • has no rips or tears
  • has not been left outside
  • is not wet
  • has no signs of infestation
  • has no strong odours 

The quickest way to donate your mattress is to complete CRFCs online form:

Donate your mattress 

Alternatively, you can contact them by phone at 0800 221 8083.

These mattresses will be reused locally and nationally and will contribute to improving the associated circular opportunities, while delivering improved environmental, social, and economic benefits to our local communities and within Scotland as a whole.

You can view the process for sanitising mattresses or find out how to buy a re-use mattress.

Please note: If you have a mattress that is not in a reusable condition, Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company may still be able to collect the mattress (may be chargeable). The only restriction for this is that the mattresses are not left outside and wet. These mattresses will be recycled into their constituent parts (metals, foams, fibres, textiles) by Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company’s partners.

If your item is not reusable you can arrange a Special Uplift on our website or by calling us on 01294 310000 (Please note there is a charge for this service).

Alternatively, you can take it for free to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC). HWRC information including centre locations, opening times and the latest safety guidance is available.

Contact Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company

Please contact them for the most up to date guidance on what items they currently collect and the safety procedures that have been put in place to allow the service to safely restart.


0800 221 8083 


Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company

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