ABSC - Australian Bedding Stewardship Council

The Australian Bedding Stewardship Council is an industry-driven initiative established to take a life-cycle approach to sustainability for bedding products.

The Australian Bedding Stewardship Council (ABSC) has committed to design and implement a national product stewardship scheme including recycling program for mattresses. To achieve this goal, ABSC is working closely with government and industry to deliver a range of sustainable design, waste to landfill reduction and circular economy projects.

These aim to reduce the environmental impact of end-of-life mattresses on Australian communities by moving towards a circular economy.

The ABSC is the administrator of the Recycle My Mattress program, the first stage of the national product stewardship scheme, where participating retailers facilitate the ethical recycling of their customers’ mattresses.

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Want to buy or recycle a mattress?

Recycle My Mattress works with manufacturers, retailers and social impact recyclers to help you put your old mattress responsibly to bed so you can rest easy.


Find responsible retailers to purchase a new mattress from, or book a collection of your old mattress.

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government